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how long does it take for a heart contusion to heal

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Guerrero
17 years experience 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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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
6 weeks: The heart contusion is bruised tissue from blunt force trauma, and like most tissues takes about 6 to 8 weeks to heal. The problem with cardiac contus ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Heart contusion: Heart contusion = bruised heart muscle due to injury.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Injury prone: People who engage in injury prone activities.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Both: If u need emergency surgery - surgeon first and cardiology will also be imvolved.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Bruise: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy veget ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
A couple of weeks...: If you have soreness it should generally get better in a week or two. Sometimes there could be extensive bruising which may take a couple of weeks to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Concerned: I am more concerned by the 90% blockages in three arteries and the need for multiple ntg than the bruising. Please ask the patient to follow up with h ... Read More
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