Do you have arteries in your lungs?
How long would it take to die if one were to rupture?
- 10 years ago
Yes, there are arteries in your lungs. The pulmonary artery and its branches carry low-oxygen blood from the right ventricle to the alveoli, where the blood picks up oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
The bronchial arteries are branches of the thoracic aorta. They carry high-oxygen blood to the cartilage and connective tissue of the bronchi, the air passageways into the lung.
In general, the closer a pulmonary artery is to the heart, the larger it is, and the more rapid the blood loss if it ruptures. Consequences of rupture range from rapid death to coughing up blood-stained mucous. The same holds true for the bronchial arteries, but the amount of blood flowing through them is much less than that in the pulmonary artery circulation.
- Anonymous10 years ago
An artery (pulmonary artery) carries blood to the lungs, divides into capillaries which spread out. Most of the nutrient transfer is done through the tissue blood.
The person will die quickly.