Heart ripped out of body by deceleration/ crash

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Carlos Danger

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So, fact or fiction? Am I the joke this time?
I don’t doubt for a moment that massive thoracic trauma suffered by a motorcyclist crashing at 100mph could somehow result in the heart exiting the thorax, but I really highly doubt that deceleration forces alone would do it.
 
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I don’t doubt for a moment that massive thoracic trauma suffered by a motorcyclist crashing at 100mph could somehow result in the heart exiting the thorax, but I really highly doubt that deceleration forces alone would do it.
Not just deceleration, combined with a collision with a vehicle etc.
 

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I don’t doubt for a moment that massive thoracic trauma suffered by a motorcyclist crashing at 100mph could somehow result in the heart exiting the thorax, but I really highly doubt that deceleration forces alone would do it.
Not only that, but to find the heart "in the far side post" of the other vehicle?
 

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Izzit true that stimulating the vagus nerve will slow the heart, and cause an uncontrollable urge to gamble?
 

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