Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Cardiac contusion can occur at any age and in both sexes, although more males than females are involved in traumatic events. Anyone at high risk for traumatic injuries, such as children and young adults in the first 4 decades of life, is at high risk for myocardial contusion. Because their bones may be more brittle, elderly patients also have an increased risk; traumatic injury to the sternum is less tolerated by the elderly as contrasted with younger patients. Ethnicity and race have no known effect on the risk of cardiac contusion.

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