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Bruised Heart Treatment

Treatment for a myocardial contusion depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment usually includes rest, intravenous fluids, and continuous cardiac monitoring. Other treatment includes pain medications and oxygen therapy.

Treatment options for myocardial contusion may include:

Bruised Heart Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat myocardial contusion:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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