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How long does chest pain associated with air embolism last?

How long does chest pain associated with air embolism last?

Untreated till death: Air embolism is a a serious lethal problem when air enter vascular system , like when placing central catheters , vascular disruptions, will loss of consciousness , convulsions , heart attacks, asssociate chest pains , deep water divers, release of micro bubbles of air causing neurological damage ( bends ). ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


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Can you tell if you have an air embolism from an ekg? what about a chest x ray?

Clinical diagnosis..: An air embolism is usually diagnosed on clinical grounds and it cannot be visualized on an EKG or chest xray. Sometimes, if an echocardiogram is done immediately, and if there is enough air present, it can be seen with this ultrasound test. This diagnosis is usually made when there are symptoms of it in the right clinical scenario. ...Read more

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Would chest pain from a pulmonary embolism be constant and get worse or could it come and go?

Would chest pain from a pulmonary embolism be constant and get worse or could it come and go?

Either one: Usually rapid heart beat is present. Usually rapid, labored breathing is present. Is there a swollen, red, painful leg? Coughing? Coughing blood? X-ray? Cardiogram? Blue lips & fingers? ...Read more

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I went to emerge with chest pain a while back. If i had a pulmonary embolism would they have found it?

I went to emerge with chest pain a while back. If i had a pulmonary embolism would they have found it?

Test results: A chest radiograph may be normal, EKG changes include SVT and an elevated BNP may be present. If large enough, PEs affect oxygenation and cause shortness of breath. If you had chest pain, you most likely did have a chest x ray, EKG and an oxygen level. If all your screening tests were normal, it is less likely that you had a PE. More details are needed though. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pulmonary embolism? I have bad anxiety and get chest pain most days.

The signs are..: ...Sudden shortness of breath and chest pain. However, if this is something that happens to you daily, you have, as your question reveals you already suspect, an anxiety problem, not a pulmonary embolus. There are many ways to lessen anxiety. Good sleep and nutrition, daily exercise, yoga and meditation, and medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more