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What are symptoms differences both common carotid arteries are compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
One Hurts: When you compress both carotids, you only have two tiny arteries ("vertebrals") left supplying the whole brain. Ergo, you hit the ground unconscious. If the compression isn't relieved, you die fast. The veins are more compliant, but less redundant. Compression of the jugular leaves the brain with no backup drainage. You'll get a phenomenal headache as pressure builds up, then something will pop.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

How different are symptoms when both common carotid arteries is compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Brains and Oxygen: I sure hope you are not considering doing harm to yourself or someone else. But, if there is an interruption to the brain oxygen supply death occurs within minutes.

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