myocardial contusion


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myocardial contusion

A bruise of the myocardium caused by blunt chest trauma, due to an RTA/MVA or fall from a height.

Diagnosis
EKG/ECG, echocardiography, cardiac enzymes, coronary angiography or 201Tl myocardial perfusion single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) have been used to localise the injured myocardial walls; more recently, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET).

myocardial contusion

Cardiology A bruise of the myocardium caused by blunt trauma to the chest

myocardial contusion

Cardiac injury from blunt or penetrating trauma to the chest. It is an occasional cause of cardiac arrhythmia and a rare cause of rupture of the heart.
See also: contusion
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Myocardial contusion injury: redefining the diagnostic algorithm: a review.
Evaluation of incidence, clinical significance and prognostic value of circulating cardiac troponin I and T elevation in hemodynamically stable patients with suspected myocardial contusion after blunt chest trauma.
of MC Incidence/'000 Patients (50) ECG 30(60%) 600 CK-MB 25(50%) 500 CK-MB/CPK 14(28%) 280 Tn-I 10(20%) 200 Table 3: Correlation of different combinations of various diagnostic tools to detect myocardial contusion in Suspected Myocardial Contusion patients(n=44) Markers No.