Alternate Names : Traumatic Heart Disease
What are the treatments for the condition?
The goal of treatment is to control the symptoms. Treatments vary depending on how the heart has been damaged. Following are some common treatments:
medicines to correct arrhythmias
medicines to relieve pain and inflammation
placement of a temporary pacemaker to correct conduction problems
a procedure to drain blood and fluid from the pericardium to relieve pressure
surgery to repair aneurysms, or tears in the heart muscle
What are the side effects of the treatments?
All medicines have associated side effects. Some may worsen arrhythmias and conduction problems. Surgery may cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Most people who have a myocardial contusion are able to slowly return to their normal activities after a period of bed rest.
How is the condition monitored?
A person who has a myocardial contusion will need
follow-up visits to the healthcare provider because complications can appear weeks after the injury. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.