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If a girl of sixteen was stabbed up through ribcage and the knife pierced her heart, how long would it take for her to die?

And before you call the police I’m writing a book in which the main character’s girlfriend is stabbed. I want her to stay alive for about three minutes after being stabbed, but I was told that a stomach wound would take too long.

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If the knife was to penetrate her heart, she would die within minutes. The heart can't pump blood if the blood can't go through it. If the heart is punctured she would bleed into her chest cavity. Three minutes would be about right.... maybe a little longer.

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Good thing I read the details, u were about to be arrested. Well if it pierces the heart it won't take very long

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As long as they don't pull the knife back out she can stay alive alittle while

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A banana in a canoe could spare the life of an absent minded dog...... Also id say 2 minutes to 6 minutes depending on how much of the heart is pierced only 1/4 of an inch the wound will be survivable 1/2 inch it would be an agonizing 6 or more and passing an inch or more into the heart will cause cardiac arrest and death will be within moments of the stabbing.... I think.

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that's probably about how much time she'd have,at the outside.I'm sure she wouldn't be capable of purposeful action during those last moments. so,probably no notes in blood,no goodbye I'm dying letters,and no phone calls. sad but true. the story sounds like you're putting a lot into it. lo e to read it. maybe I'll see a poster one day saying"come have your book signed" . good luck

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I just read you have a 1/3 chance of surviving a stab in the heart. Normally I'd provide a link, but i'm pretty tired......

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