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Could rib fractures cause heart failure?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rare but it can

Its quite rare but multiple rib fractures can affect the cardiopulmonary system enough to lead to heart failure.
I've seen one patient die from his rib fractures, so they all arent totally benign.

In brief: Rare but it can

Its quite rare but multiple rib fractures can affect the cardiopulmonary system enough to lead to heart failure.
I've seen one patient die from his rib fractures, so they all arent totally benign.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Rib fractures may not can directly cause heart failure, but they are associated with other conditions that can.
Pneumothorax (punctured lung), cardiac contusion, and pain and stress in combination with pre-existing heart disease can all lead to heart attack and/or heart failure.

In brief: No

Rib fractures may not can directly cause heart failure, but they are associated with other conditions that can.
Pneumothorax (punctured lung), cardiac contusion, and pain and stress in combination with pre-existing heart disease can all lead to heart attack and/or heart failure.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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