Myocardial Contusion Overview
What is a myocardial contusion?
A person with a myocardial contusion has a bruise to the heart muscle, caused by a blunt injury to the chest. The most common cause of myocardial contusion is a motor vehicle accident.
What are the symptoms of a myocardial contusion?
Symptoms of a myocardial contusion may include, chest bruise, chest wall tenderness, and chest pain that usually worsens when taking a deep breath. Additional symptoms of a myocardial contusion may include back pain, palpitations, difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing up blood, and faintness.
How does the doctor treat a myocardial contusion?
Treatment for a myocardial contusion may include rest, intravenous fluids, cardiac monitoring, pain medications, oxygen therapy, and medications to control cardiac arrhythmias.
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