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After a fender bender I got a bruise on my ribs. Could I have damaged my heart too?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Unlikely

Cardiac contusions are very rare, and when they do occur, they occur due to sternal fractures, not rib fractures (for the most part).
Your heart should be fine.

In brief: Unlikely

Cardiac contusions are very rare, and when they do occur, they occur due to sternal fractures, not rib fractures (for the most part).
Your heart should be fine.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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In brief: No

Highly unlikely with a bruise.

In brief: No

Highly unlikely with a bruise.
Dr. Robert Schlessel
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