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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Chest X-ray is not used to diagnose air embolism. It can be used to rule out other causes of chest pain or dyspnea.

Chest X Ray

  • Chest X ray may be used to rule out other causes of chest pain and dyspnea.
  • In rare cases it may show intra-cardiac air.[1]

References

  1. Kyong Shil Im, Joon Suk Woo & Jae Myeong Lee (2014). "Recurrence of fatal venous air embolism". Korean journal of anesthesiology. 67 (Suppl): S111–S112. PMID 25598879. doi:10.4097/kjae.2014.67.S.S111. 



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