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Offline OldMan

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Bleeding to death
« on: 23/09/2004 04:33:37 »
Haven't been around for a while but this perhaps morbid little query entered my head on the way to work this morning.

When someone bleeds to death is it the lack of oxygen etc available to reach the brain and other organs that causes the actual death part or is it just the heart saying well nothing for me to pump so I'll just stop now?

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Re: Bleeding to death
« Reply #1 on: 23/09/2004 07:43:15 »
Ultimately, it's the lack of oxygen.  The heart ceasing to beat is a result of the lack of oxygen to power the muscle contractions which terminates the dwindling oxygen supply to the rest of the body.

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Re: Bleeding to death
« Reply #2 on: 24/09/2004 02:07:28 »
I thought the heartb stopped beating due to loss of BP......   then the brain starved of O2

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Re: Bleeding to death
« Reply #3 on: 24/09/2004 07:06:33 »
In many of the hospital soaps on TV, when a patient is brought into the emergency room with a very low blood pressure, having suffered shock or major blood loss, we are led to believe that the heart goes into atrial or ventricular fibrillation, which, if not reversed, can lead to the death of the patient.

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