U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for air embolism?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Air in the heart: If air is introduced in venous side of the circulation if often foams in the heart and may be visible on routine chest x-ray as areas of low density in the heart, especially right atrium. There are no lab tests specific for air embolism. Usually it takes about 100 cc of air to cause symptoms and lesser amount may go unnoticed.

Related questions

A 45-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of air embolism?
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
What sort of problem is an air embolism?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
Is an air embolism after 24 hrs possible?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
What happens when you have an air embolism?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
What should if i might have an air embolism?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Nov 17, 2017

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.