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

Overview

EKG is not a major diagnostic tool for air embolism, but it may show some changes that can point to it as a diagnosis.

EKG

  • EKG may be used to help diagnose air embolism.
  • Findings on EKG include ST segment changes, peaked P waves, and tachyarrthmia.[1]

References

  1. P. L. Gildenberg, R. P. O'Brien, W. J. Britt & E. A. Frost (1981). "The efficacy of Doppler monitoring for the detection of venous air embolism". Journal of neurosurgery. 54 (1): 75–78. doi:10.3171/jns.1981.54.1.0075. PMID 7463123. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)



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