What is Blunt Cardiac Contusion?
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Crash Lawyer. A blunt cardiac injury or BCI is an injury to the cardiac tissue from a blunt trauma to the chest. It usually results from trauma in a motor vehicle accident in which the chest strikes the steering wheel or dashboard of the car. It can range from being a clinically silent injury with brief arrhythmias or a severe rupture of the cardiac wall, which is almost uniformly fatal.