History Main / ShotToTheHeart

2nd May '18 5:55:36 PM nombretomado
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A subtrope of ArtisticLicenseMedicine. Compare HealingShiv. See also InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy and MagicalDefibrillator for similar use of emergency medical procedures for drama. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] shooting someone in the heart with a weapon.

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A subtrope of ArtisticLicenseMedicine. Compare HealingShiv. See also InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy and MagicalDefibrillator for similar use of emergency medical procedures for drama. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] shooting someone in the heart with a weapon.
11th Mar '18 10:27:53 AM TheTropper
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* Reviving another player in VideoGame/{{Resident Evil 6}} shows a short sequence of you kneeling by their side, then stabbing them in the chest with... something. Whilst they're still conscious. It's never made clear what's being used - it could even possibly be an empty fist being punched into the chest in a very misguided attempt at CPR. Again, on a conscious patient able to call for help.

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* Reviving another player in VideoGame/{{Resident Evil 6}} ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' shows a short sequence of you kneeling by their side, then stabbing them in the chest with... something. Whilst they're still conscious. It's never made clear what's being used - it could even possibly be an empty fist being punched into the chest in a very misguided attempt at CPR. Again, on a conscious patient able to call for help.



--> '''Super Craig:''' What the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] was that, you asshole?!
--> '''The Coon:''' It was an intracardiac injection, Super Craig, I had to stabilize you.
--> '''Super Craig:''' ''[[WhatTheHellHero Are you fucking serious right now?!]]'' ''You could have fucking killed me!''

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--> '''Super Craig:''' '''Craig:''' What the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] was that, you asshole?!
--> '''The Coon:''' '''Cartman:''' It was an intracardiac injection, injection Super Craig, I had to stabilize you.
--> '''Super Craig:''' '''Craig:''' ''[[WhatTheHellHero Are you fucking serious right now?!]]'' ''You could have fucking killed me!''



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Rixty Minutes", we see an alternate universe Jerry who never married Beth and became a super-famous actor (if the movies we see in this universe are any indication, Creator/TomHanks levels of famous actor). At one point, we see this Jerry on copious amounts of several substances, including a hypodermic needle sticking out of his chest (indicating this treatment was done to him off-screen).
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'', after Gary consumes an object that puts him into a huge MushroomSamba, Avocato snaps him out of it by stabbing a syringe into Gary's chest.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Rixty Minutes", we see an alternate universe Jerry who never married Beth and became a super-famous actor (if the movies we see in this universe are any indication, Creator/TomHanks levels of famous actor). At one point, we see this Jerry on copious amounts of several substances, including a hypodermic needle sticking out of his chest (indicating this treatment was done to him off-screen).
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4th Feb '18 3:34:50 AM eroock
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The trope was made popular by 1994's ''Film/PulpFiction'', when hitman Vincent Vega does it to save the life of Mia Wallace, who has OD'd on heroin and also happens to be his boss's wife. Today it's right up there with a [[InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy tracheotomy]] when you need some [[RuleOfDrama drama]], but in reality, this is a '''''very bad idea''''' and a good way to kill your patient. While epinephrine is used to treat several ailments from anaphylactic shock to cardiac arrest, no doctor since about 1990 would ''ever'' treat a patient by stabbing them in the heart with a giant needle. In the past, an intra-cardiac injection ''was'' used very sparingly, but only by trained medical personnel, only if the heart was ''completely'' stopped and only if every other option was exhausted. In a modern hospital, if you need a drug to get to the heart quickly, it goes into a vein, with chest compressions used to move the blood in the event of cardiac arrest.

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The trope was made popular by 1994's ''Film/PulpFiction'', when hitman Vincent Vega does it to save the life of Mia Wallace, who has OD'd on heroin and also happens to be his boss's wife. Today it's right up there with a [[InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy tracheotomy]] when you need some [[RuleOfDrama drama]], but in reality, this is a '''''very '''''[[WorstAid very bad idea''''' idea]]''''' and a good way to kill your patient. While epinephrine is used to treat several ailments from anaphylactic shock to cardiac arrest, no doctor since about 1990 would ''ever'' treat a patient by stabbing them in the heart with a giant needle. In the past, an intra-cardiac injection ''was'' used very sparingly, but only by trained medical personnel, only if the heart was ''completely'' stopped and only if every other option was exhausted. In a modern hospital, if you need a drug to get to the heart quickly, it goes into a vein, with chest compressions used to move the blood in the event of cardiac arrest.
27th Jan '18 1:20:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Rixty Minutes", we see an alternate universe Jerry who never married Beth and became a super-famous actor (if the movies we see in this universe are any indication, TomHanks levels of famous actor). At one point, we see this Jerry on copious amounts of several substances, including a hypodermic needle sticking out of his chest (indicating this treatment was done to him off-screen).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Rixty Minutes", we see an alternate universe Jerry who never married Beth and became a super-famous actor (if the movies we see in this universe are any indication, TomHanks Creator/TomHanks levels of famous actor). At one point, we see this Jerry on copious amounts of several substances, including a hypodermic needle sticking out of his chest (indicating this treatment was done to him off-screen).
26th Dec '17 4:15:07 PM TrocyteV
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* In ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'', The Coon[=/=]Cartman, after rescuing Craig from a large rift of "lava" (red Lego bricks), produces a ''real'' syringe with real drugs out of nowhere and forcefully stabs Craig in the chest in it. Given that the whole superhero jig and everything involved with it is a (mostly) harmless roleplay, Craig is quick to call Cartman out on this, lampshading the RealLife ramifications of the trope in the process:
--> '''Super Craig:''' What the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] was that, you asshole?!
--> '''The Coon:''' It was an intracardiac injection, Super Craig, I had to stabilize you.
--> '''Super Craig:''' ''[[WhatTheHellHero Are you fucking serious right now?!]]'' ''You could have fucking killed me!''
** When Toolshed[=/=]Stan derisively asks Cartman where he even got the syringe to begin with, he simply says "online" [[spoiler: which foreshadows his ultimate role in the story.]]
2nd Apr '17 4:54:21 AM bombadil211
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* A constant reminder to soldiers during NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) warfare training: Do NOT inject yourself or anyone else in the heart.

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* A constant reminder to soldiers during NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) warfare training: Do NOT inject yourself or anyone else in the heart. Stick the auto-injector into the thigh or buttocks, instead.
21st Mar '17 4:36:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheRock,'' NicolasCage does the self-administered version to counter the effects of poison gas. At least he uses the right drug. Rather than epinephrine, he injects atropine, which along with pralidoxime and possibly diazepam is the correct treatment. Just not directly to the heart.

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* In ''Film/TheRock,'' NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage does the self-administered version to counter the effects of poison gas. At least he uses the right drug. Rather than epinephrine, he injects atropine, which along with pralidoxime and possibly diazepam is the correct treatment. Just not directly to the heart.
16th Feb '17 7:30:25 AM FranksGirl
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** The paramedics themselves never did a shot directly to the heart; they always administered meds through the IV. The direct heart shots were always done properly by the doctors in the ER, after everything else failed, and were also shown to not work. If a situation hit the point where the docs did the shot to the heart, you know the victims [[KilledOffForReal not going to make it.]]

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** The paramedics themselves never did a shot directly to the heart; they always administered meds through the IV. The direct heart shots were always done properly by the doctors in the ER, after everything else failed, and were also shown to not work. If a situation hit the point where the docs did the shot to the heart, you know the victims victim's [[KilledOffForReal not going to make it.]]
16th Feb '17 7:29:39 AM FranksGirl
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** The paramedics themselves never did a shot directly to the heart; they always administered meds through the IV. The direct heart shots were always done properly by the doctors in the ER, after everything else failed, and were also shown to not work.

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** The paramedics themselves never did a shot directly to the heart; they always administered meds through the IV. The direct heart shots were always done properly by the doctors in the ER, after everything else failed, and were also shown to not work. If a situation hit the point where the docs did the shot to the heart, you know the victims [[KilledOffForReal not going to make it.]]
16th Feb '17 7:24:59 AM FranksGirl
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** The paramedics themselves never did a shot directly to the heart; they always administered meds through the IV. The direct heart shots were always done properly by the doctors in the ER, after everything else failed, and were also shown to not work.
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