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is an air embolism after 24 hrs possible?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
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 or minutes. But 24 hours? Makes no sense.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an air embolism?

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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 soda can) causing lack of oxygen to your brain. It can kill you instanly.
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Air embolism can also result from certain medical procedures including central venous catheter placement and operations that require repair of major blood vessels.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of fat embolism?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, chest pain, and cough are some of the most common symptoms of fat embolism.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Will fat embolism kill me if I don't get treatment?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Possibly: If severe enough, fat embolism can be life threatening. Some degree of fat embolism usually occurs with most major orthopedic procedures.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What symptoms of a fat embolism are the most important?

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Dr. Samuel Hunter
Neurology 33 years experience
Strokes and hypoxia: Fat emboli cause two very serious problems. The most common is blockage of blood flow in the lungs. The other is blockage of blood flow to the brain, should they pass through the heart.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can it be possible to live 24 hrs after first receiving an air embolism?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Arterial air embolism can be acutely fatal even at small amount. Venous air embolism of small amounts and not largely acute can be cleared by the lungs.

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