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What are the tests for air embolism?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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