For venous air embolisms, death may occur if a large bubble of gas becomes
lodged in the heart, stopping blood from flowing from the right ventricle to the
Sep 25, 2015 ... These air bubbles can travel to your brain, heart, or lungs and cause a heart
attack, stroke, or respiratory failure. Air embolisms are rather rare.
Sep 11, 2014 ... An embolism in a medical context refers to any large moving mass or defect in
the blood stream. An air embolism is an air bubble trapped in a ...
May 15, 2009 ... What's the deal with air in your bloodstream being lethal? Is this true? I have ... If
an air bubble gets into a blood vessel, so might you. I'll explain ...
Introduction. An air or gas embolism is a bubble that becomes trapped in a blood
vessel and blocks it. This can lead to many different symptoms depending on ...
Jul 7, 2013 ... So if air desplaces enough blood in your heart it no longer is pumping blood just
.... The air bubbles are then viewed using a sonogram.
Aug 3, 2013 ... Can injecting air into a vein with a syringe cause death? .... A small bubble
impedes blood flow the same way a solid obstruction would — the ...
During an IV drip I have seen some (many) small air bubbles draining inside the
blood vessel, is it dangerous if these air bubble reach (and block) the brain's ...
Now if you send a large bubble of air back to your heart, you create an air
embolism. Air takes up space and in an enclosed area, like a blood vessel it can