The cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Rich testifies on Monday April 12th. pool
Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist who testified that George Floyd died of low oxygen levels caused by positional asphyxia, said he ruled out other possible causes of death during his analysis – including a “primary cardiac event” or a drug overdose.
By primary heart event, Rich said, he means something that comes from the heart like a heart attack. He said it was his analysis that Floyd did not have heart disease at the time of his death.
“After reviewing all of the facts to support the case, I can determine with a high degree of medical certainty that George Floyd did not die of a primary cardiac event or of a drug overdose,” said Rich.
Rich said Floyd was suffering from three medical problems at the time of his death.
“Number one, he had high blood pressure, high blood pressure. Number two, it seemed to me that he was suffering from anxiety. And third, it looked like he was dealing with substance abuse too,” the doctor said.