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How long does it take to die after the jugular vein is cut?


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2014-04-22 16:25:27
2014-04-22 16:25:27

It takes about 2 minutes to bleed to death if the internal jugular vein is cut, which is larger than the external jugular vein, and the victim is in a lying down position, as body posture greatly affects the rate of blood loss. If it's only the external jugular that's cut, then maybe you bleed to death within about 5 minutes. If both the external and internal jugular vein and carotid artery are cut, you probably bleed to death in about 1 minute. The rapid blood loss from the jugular veins is due to their relatively large size and the reflux of blood flowing back the other way because the valves in the jugular veins don't prevent the reflux of blood. Air bubbles can also enter the jugular veins when cut causing an air embolism which can also be lethal.

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Femoral - about 5 minutes Jugular - about 3 minutes Brachial - probably a bit longer, not sure.

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No. Stop the bleeding first, although death is almost certain and very quick if the jugular vein is severed.

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If either the jugular vein or the carotid artery is completely severed, the venous tissue will retract and will be extremely difficult, if not impossible to repair.

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If you mean "jugular vein," then, no... it would not be good to cut it. The jugular veins are in the neck and drain blood from the head. Is it good to cut your "juggler vein"? Only if you want to get rid of someone who is annoying you by juggling flaming bowling pins and oranges.


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