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Venous Air Embolism : Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Air Bubbles in the Left Side of the Heart in a Patient With a Previously Diagnosed Intrapulmonary Shunt

Michael P. McGill; Annand Kumar; Peter S. Rahko
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From the Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;111(3):826-828. doi:10.1378/chest.111.3.826
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Abstract

This case report demonstrates the utility of echocardiography to definitively diagnose venous air embolism in a patient with a known intrapulmonary shunt by visualization of spontaneous air bubbles in chambers of the left side of the heart.


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