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If you punch someone in the heart can he/she will die ?

If you punch someone in the heart can he/she will die ?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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First of all, you are not punching someone directly in the heart. You heart is very protected by your sternum. You can punch someone in the heart area and cause a dysrhythmia (EMTs do this when someone's heart stops, it's called a precordial thump), which I suppose could cause your heart to stop.
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