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Clint Malarchuk's Carotid Artery Slashed during Ice Hockey Game (1989) Options
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Clint Malarchuk's Carotid Artery Slashed during Ice Hockey Game (1989)

Malarchuk is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League from 1981 to 1992. He is perhaps best known for sustaining a life-threatening injury during a 1989 game, when two players collided in front of his goal, and one of the players' skate blades slashed Malarchuk's internal carotid artery. Remarkably, Malarchuk was able to skate off the ice despite bleeding heavily. He survived because his team's athletic trainer, a former army medic, did what? More...
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Clint Malarchuk's Carotid Artery Slashed during Ice Hockey Game (1989)
Malarchuk is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League from 1981 to 1992. He is perhaps best known for sustaining a life-threatening injury during a 1989 game, when two players collided in front of his goal, and one of the players' skate blades slashed Malarchuk's internal carotid artery. Remarkably, Malarchuk was able to skate off the ice despite bleeding heavily.
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It was schrecklich.
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Daemon wrote:
Clint Malarchuk's Carotid Artery Slashed during Ice Hockey Game (1989)

Malarchuk is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League from 1981 to 1992. He is perhaps best known for sustaining a life-threatening injury during a 1989 game, when two players collided in front of his goal, and one of the players' skate blades slashed Malarchuk's internal carotid artery. Remarkably, Malarchuk was able to skate off the ice despite bleeding heavily. He survived because his team's athletic trainer, a former army medic, did what? More...
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Gross. I couldn't get thru the article.
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The article states that Malarchuk's jugular vein was slashed. The jugular vein and the carotid artery are not the same. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart and veins carry deoxygenated blood toward the heart. While severing the jugular vein would cause massive blood loss, it would be more manageable than a severed artery. Holding the interior carotid artery closed would obstruct blood flow to the brain.

It's heartening to know that Malarchuk survived such a serious injury, but it's evident he suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result. I was angered that medical staff didn't refer Malarchuk for a psychiatric evaluation following his apparent suicide attempt. Fortunately, Malarchuk sought psychiatric intervention himself.
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