View Full Version : Suicide by an Empty Syringe

30-09-09, 06:28 PM
When I was I teen I read somewhere that you can kill yourself by injecting air into your arteries with an empty syringe.

This is a myth though because the amount of air is not enough to stop the heart (in most cases) and will only cause ischemic damage, depending on the route of travel.

You can get paralyzed or lose your speech but still alive.

SUCKS. There have been many cases where people have tried to kill themselves in this way, some fatal but the majority are not.

03-10-09, 01:55 AM
Really? I heard that too, but I didn't know that it could fail. How much air in the blood do you need to die?

04-10-09, 12:57 AM
Here is some more info on the subject:


12-10-09, 08:50 AM
suicide attempts gone wrong can bring a even worse result as in brain damage,comas and such