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I believe the heart can be compressed without outright failure, but anything that impedes the heart's motion is extremely dangerous. The heart cannot be outside the rib cage unless the rib cage were to be suddenly torn away in some sort of accident.

Liasdaughter agrees and adds:

The heart also can be on the right side instead of the more usual left. But, those persons are born that way.

Heart position can vary enourmasely from the very slight tilting( causing axis deviation) to dextracardia, where the heart is on the other side of the chest. All can be normal for the person.

Ayraayra: I would also like to add that left sided heart failure can cause hypertrophy which means the size increases which can then slightly displace your heart more towards the left side.

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Q: Can a heart be slightly twisted or in the wrong position like outside the rib cage?
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