A 40-year-old member asked:
what happens if i injected 2-3 mil of air into a vein through a cvp line could it possibly cause death within 48 hours?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joe Golowa answered
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
Central venous air: 2-3 cc of air is not enough to cause a fatal air embolism. It would certainly be resorbed in 48 hours. If it was clinically significant, it would present almost immediately. So no, 2-3 cc air intravenously would not cause death 48 h later.
Answered on Aug 20, 2014
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