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Would i die right away from an air embolism?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
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 embolisms the end result is not death.
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Depends on the size and location of the embolism, but the answer is yes.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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