air embolism

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Related to Arterial gas embolism: nitrogen embolism
  • noun

Synonyms for air embolism

obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e

pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

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Potential missed cerebral arterial gas embolism in patients with in-hospital ischaemic stroke.
Arterial gas embolism may occur as a complication of diving or certain medical procedures.
We identified all patients referred to Prince of Wales Hospital Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine with a diagnosis of arterial gas embolism from 1996 to 2006.
There was a good outcome in the majority of patients who presented with arterial gas embolism and were treated with compression.
Key Words: arterial gas embolism, non-diving, management