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Blunt myocardial injury
A severe myocardial contusion may lead to signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Pain in the breastbone (sternum) or front of the ribs alerts the physician that there may have been an injury. There may also be a feeling that your heart is racing.
Other symptoms may include:
Physical exams may show:
Tests may include:
These studies may detect:
Hamilton RS. Myocardial contusion. In: Rosen P, Barkin RM, Hayden Sr, Schaider JJ, Wolfe R, eds. Rosen and Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.
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