A 38-year-old member asked:
Would i die right away from an air embolism?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Depends on the size and location of the embolism, but the answer is yes.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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