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  • Posted By: genicon
  • November 6, 2006
  • 02:47 PM

I took a fall a few days ago X rays show nothing broken ,the pain feels like its in my heart can you bruise your heart and what to do about it ?

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  • I took a fall a few days ago X rays show nothing broken ,the pain feels like its in my heart can you bruise your heart and what to do about it ? I suppose you could, but it is not easy (since you have a rib cage). I don't know why you say you think it is your heart. If it is from that general area it sounds more likely you've done minor damage to your back or diaphragm.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 04:04 PM
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  • Yes you can bruise your heart if you have intense impact with another object.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 08:56 PM
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  • how woukd you treat it if it is a heart bruise
    genicon 1 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 09:40 PM
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  • check out the following site for more information, you might be able to find your answer there:http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartments/surgery/bruisedheart/index.htmlA "broken" heart can get you down, but a "bruised" heart can be fatal.Each year some 150,000 persons suffer a bruised heart--medically termed a contusion--and most cases go undetected, says Dr. Donald B. Doty, a professor in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and a heart surgeon at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Auto accidents with impact from the steering wheel are the most common cause of this type of injury. Other causes include animal kicks, falls, impact from a projectile or blast injuries. "Associated injuries often make the diagnosis of a cardiac contusion difficult," Dr. Doty says. "Attention is turned to obvious injuries and the contusion may not be initially considered. An index of suspicion must be maintained for patients with the appropriate mechanism of injury."what i suggest is maybe talking to a cardiologist or doing some research on heart contusions. Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 01:26 AM
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  • Yes, there could be heart bruise - it is called Myocardial contusion and it occurs if a person falls from a high place or has a motor vehicle accident.The symptoms that are most likely to occur is a racing heart and sternum pain. Your doctor should order electrocardiogram or echocardiogram to have you examined. The most common treatment is getting a support and a 24h surveillance.This problem, if the case is not severe, should heal without any scarring.However, not getting a treatment could lead to a heart attack.
    Helene99 23 Replies
    • January 5, 2009
    • 00:33 PM
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  • Yes, you can bruise your heart,but it has to be from blunt force trauma to the sternum.Most patients do well,but a few develop life-threatening arrythmias.A test for cardiac damage is troponinI orT.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 5, 2009
    • 01:25 PM
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