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My sister has developed heart contusion. What is it exactly?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Trauma to heart

Trauma to the chest causes trauma to the heart, which bruises the heart muscle.

In brief: Trauma to heart

Trauma to the chest causes trauma to the heart, which bruises the heart muscle.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.
Blood samples and ekgs can look just like a heart attack. Fluid can accumulate in the sac around the heart (pericardial effusion). It heals with time. Cardiologists treat complications while waiting for nature to complete its work.

In brief: 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.
Blood samples and ekgs can look just like a heart attack. Fluid can accumulate in the sac around the heart (pericardial effusion). It heals with time. Cardiologists treat complications while waiting for nature to complete its work.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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