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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)

Air embolism is a problem that occurs when a bubble of air enters the blood circulation and gets stuck in a small vessel. The air bubble can block the flow of blood past the bubble, which can result in damage to tissues and organs, such as the brain. An air embolism can happen during a problem placing an arterial catheter, or when there is damage to the heart or lungs that causes air to ...Read more


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I am really scared of a pulmonary embolism.How strong would the chest pain be?Huge pain? How long till you die if one shows up?Enough time to call er?

I am really scared of a pulmonary embolism.How strong would the chest pain be?Huge pain? How long till you die if one shows up?Enough time to call er?

Pulmonary embolism: Patients with a pulmonary emoblism (pe) do not get chest pain. If it is not fatal, patients with pe's have shortness of breath. Most people do not die of pe's, if they are not large. That is not the case if they have a large pe. If the pe is large enough, death occurs quite quickly. A pe is diagnosed by a ct angiogram of the lungs. Why are you worried about a pe? ...Read more

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What test(s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

What test(s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

Xray -> VQ -> CT: Without leg symptoms, one would not perform a leg ultrasound (DVT US). With SOB, a chest Xray is first choice, and can be performed safely by shielding the baby. If Xray is normal, then a nuclear medicine VQ scan is performed. If the VQ scan is indeterminate, a CT Pulmonary Angiogram is performed, with settings designed to reduce radiation dose to mother and fetus. ...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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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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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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