Monday, April 6, 2015

Just left of the sternum



Slide a thin blade through the cardiac notch and into the heart, bypassing the left lung. No sucking chest wound, very little external bleeding. The pericardium fills with blood, squeezing the heart and causing cardiac arrest. Sometimes, I'm a crazy scary bitch.

The cardiac notch:

"The cardiac notch is the lateral deflection of the anterior border of the left lung. It is produced to accommodate the space taken up by the heart. It leaves a small anterior area of pericardium in direct contact with the sternum; this area is dull to percussion - the area of 'superficial cardiac dullness' - unlike the surrounding regions where overlying lung makes the percussion note relatively resonant.
On the mediastinal surface of the left lung it in continuity with the anterior margin of the cardiac impression."

4 comments:

TinCan Assassin said...

Angel. No. If you do, there won't be a blogmeet someday.

Anonymous said...

NO! If you go threw the ribcage you can get the blade stuck & break it off. Tis far better to thrust your blade / spear / bayonet UNDER the ribs & UP into the heart. It makes for a much bigger target as you have not only the heart but the Aortic cluster and Liver to hit. Wiggle the blade side to side or use a wide blade and your target is down in less than 60 sec. Just watch your entry angle and don't get your point stuck in bone.

Glenn 609b said...

I'm just glad I live on Cape Cod.

Robert Fowler said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...Tis far better to thrust your blade / spear / bayonet UNDER the ribs & UP into the heart. It makes for a much bigger target as you have not only the heart but the Aortic cluster and Liver to hit

You can also use this method from behind. If you cut through the liver, bleeding out will occur in just a minute or two. And if you can sever the descending aorta, even faster.

Of course the femoral and brachial arteries are also good targets. Takes just a bit longer to bleed out, but still effective.