Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Myocardial Contusion Home Care

Home care for myocardial contusion includes:

  • Rest
  • Limit physical activity
    • As directed by your doctor.
  • Acetaminophen for pain
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Myocardial Contusion Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a myocardial contusion and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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