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Blunt myocardial injury
Treatment is usually supportive. Patients are watched for 24 hours and continually monitored by ECG.
In the Emergency Department patients may receive:
Mild cases usually recover completely.
More serious injuries to the heart may result in damage to the heart muscles, putting the patient at risk for heart failure or heart rhythm disturbances.
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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