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Having chest pain after being hit on the chest in a game. Feeling lightheaded. Any injury to heart?

Hi, I took an elbow to my heart while playing basketball 4 days ago. It took my breath away for a few minutes but I continued to play for another hour to finish the game. I am a healthy 41 year old male. I am still experiencing chest pain , light headed at times & needing to take deep breaths. I am not sure if it is possible to bruise your heart & if so, are these symptoms? Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Generally heart is well protected and doesn't get injured easily. But you should rule out lung injury.If there is severe injury , this may affect oxygen exchange and cause lightheadedness.So ideal approach would be to get clinical evaluation done with chest xray.

Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Urologist Dr. P. T. Patil's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.You had a blow over your chest while playing.and now you have pain in chest while breathing.This could be due to injury to the rib.Pl take x ray of the chest to rule out any injury to rib.. Even though there is a injury to the rib do not worry about it take pain killers for a week it will heal in weeks time.Pl do not think of any injury to your heart.
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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