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What are the symptoms of air embolism?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Symptoms....: Air embolism is very serious and is often life-threatening. Symptoms can include sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain, hallucinations, passing out, low oxygen levels, cardiac arrhythmias, etc. There also needs to be a way for air to enter the bloodstream, travel to the heart/lungs and obstruct. This always requires emergent care and can be deadly.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Severe: An air embolism can cause cardiopulmonary collapse and death. I would say you don't have an air embolism.
Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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