5 doctors weighed in:
What are the symptoms of air embolism?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors