Bone Contusion Treatment

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Definition

Myocardial contusion is a "bruise" of the heart muscle.


Alternative Names

Blunt myocardial injury


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The most common causes are:

  • Auto-pedestrian accident injuries
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Falls from heights greater than 20 feet
  • Motor vehicle accidents (usually due to the driver coming into contact with the steering wheel)

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