Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Embolism due to Air Evaluation

The evaluation of an air embolism starts with a history and physical examination. The type, length and depth of dive is important to know for treatment of those with scuba injuries.

Physical findings in someone with an air embolism include:

The diagnosis of an air embolism is usually made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate an air embolism include:

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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