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Heart contusion

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on severity: There may be no symptoms while the ekg and blood samples have the appearance of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Some people have chest ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Guerrero
16 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Check the lab values: Contusions of the heart itself, when related to trauma vary vastly in terms of severity. Contusions that are clinically important generally have labor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Heart contusion: Heart contusion = bruised heart muscle due to injury.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
It's like....: Slamming the door on your finger - ouch! cardiac contusion follows strong thump to the chest or rapid deceleration injury like in an auto accident. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial c ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normal ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Echo: Cardiac echo can detect heart damage.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
CPR: Depends how hard the compressions are. Usually this is done on an emergency basis when there is no pulse (no beating heart) and the benefits outweigh ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Myocarditis: Cardiac MRI could diagnose myocarditis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
A cardiac echo: Or u/s is a dynamic study of heart function: wall motion, chamber filling and emptying, and valve motions. It can show damaged wall. It does nothing t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease whic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Rib fractures may not can directly cause heart failure, but they are associated with other conditions that can. Pneumothorax (punctured lung), cardiac ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
It's OK: Hi. From the studies done and found to be normal, I'd have to conclude it's fine and not a problem. However, to optimize future health and quality of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Don't give up: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartbur ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Injury prone: People who engage in injury prone activities.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Heart muscle disease: Instead of atherosclerosis, I am much more concerned about the possibility of amyloidosis, endocardial fibrosis or some other illness producing a rest ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It cannot damage heart and cause heart problem
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Can be either: Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by disease of the heart such as mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, holes in the heart and blockages to n ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Heart Attack in Male: These symptoms are for a man. Women having heart attacks present with different symptoms sometimes. But, chest pain is key. Associated with this is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Dead heart tissue heals by forming scar tissue. Heart tissue, which is ischemic, does have the ability to heal, but dead tissue is dead, period.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and ob ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes, but not: heart disease. From the data you provided, myocardial infarction, (heart attack) can be ruled out, but not other heart diseases. Get clearance from yo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Heart contusion: Observation and monitoring for arrhythmias, blood tests to monitor cardiac damage, and an echocardiogram to assess wall motion and rule out pericardia ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many ot ... Read More
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