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Myocardial contusion injury: redefining the diagnostic algorithm


Myocardial contusion injury (MCI) is a complication of blunt thoracic trauma, which may occur at relatively low velocities. MCI may also occur from chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We review the clinical pathology, diagnostic tools, and treatment for MCI.

  • CPK, creatinine phosphokinase
  • CPK-MB, creatinine phosphokinase myocardial band
  • cTnI, cardiac troponin I
  • MCI, myocardial contusion injury
  • TEE, transoesophageal echocardiography
  • TTE, transthoracic echocardiography
  • Diagnostic algorithm
  • echocardiography
  • myocardial contusion

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