A 50-year-old member asked:
How could a doctor treat a patient with broken ribs and a punctured heart due to a beating?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
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Cardiology 51 years experience
Rib fx: Generally if one had a puncture of the heart that entered a ventricle surgical repair would be needed if the patient didn't bleed out at once. If the heart is lacerated that might not require a repair. Generally due to a beating a bruising of the heart would be more likely than a puncture if the patient is still alive.
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Last updated Jul 10, 2014
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