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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Iafrati
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
It depends.: Two critical issues. Volume of air and where the air goes. For example if a small amount of air enters a vein and travels through an intact heart to t ... Read More
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Dr. Trushar Dungarani
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be: Air emboli can be very lethal.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: This depends where exactly the air is. In some cases the air can be removed. In others the care is supportive.
Dr. Halsey Wyatt
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperbaric Chamber: The use of 100% oxygen, breathed under increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber, is commonly used to treat air-embolism. This is especia ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not likely: Pneumoperitoneum (free air) in the abdomen potentially can occur if the introitus (read: vagina) is blown into... As beyond the cervix, at the fimbria ... Read More
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
What makes you think: Air embolism would be sudden onset. You need to be more specific as to what makes you think you had an air embolism.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Air in the heart: If air is introduced in venous side of the circulation if often foams in the heart and may be visible on routine chest x-ray as areas of low density i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms....: Air embolism is very serious and is often life-threatening. Symptoms can include sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain, hallucinations, pass ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Air emolism: This is serious. Is common in scuba divers diving deeper than 60 feet. Basically you blood which is liquid becomes bubbelish (like when you open a sod ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly unlikely: Where should the air come from? Why are you concerned about air embolism? 24 hours after what? Injection of air may cause embolism, within seconds ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Nothing usually: The air typically is broken up as it goes through tissues- rare it causes strokes or other issues.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Be careful: Air embolisms are an acute condition and requires a direct connection to the blood stream.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Air embolism: An air embolism is a real issue but death only occurs when significant enough air goes through to block adequate blood flow. Fortunately in most air e ... Read More

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