An air embolism, also known as a gas embolism, is an embolism or blood vessel
blockage caused by one or more bubbles of air or gas in the circulatory system.
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.
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 ...
Aug 28, 2015 ... You will not die if a small amount of air is infused into a vein in a distant
peripheral site, like your forearm. Veins are preferred over arteries for IV ...
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
When collecting blood for blood gas analysis, it is important to remove air
bubbles from syringes to avoid erroneous results, especially for pO2, with a
number of ...
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 ...
Abstract. Two common sources of error in blood pH and blood gas analysis were
studied. The effect of delay in estimation was studied in 10 volunteers and 40 ...
J Formos Med Assoc. 2003 Apr;102(4):246-9. Effects of air bubbles and tube
transportation on blood oxygen tension in arterial blood gas analysis. Lu JY(1),
Venous air embolism is a condition where air bubbles are present within the
blood in the veins. This is a very serious condition that most often occurs after ...