air embolism

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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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Arterial Gas Embolism. Almost two-thirds of patients with AGE have alterations of consciousness, with seizures, focal deficits, and coma accounting for the majority of presentations [27,43-45].
This algorithm shows how overexpanding gas ruptures alveoli and produce air bubbles, which can be distributed through systemic circulation to other body tissues causing, sometimes, arterial gas embolism.
A potential consecutive problem of gas in the arterial blood vessels is arterial gas embolism and stroke like stated above.
Arterial gas embolism can happen when air bubbles blow directly to the pulmonary veins through lung procedures.
The initial HBOT was usually a RN62 (lasting a total of 4.75 hours, initially at a pressure of 2.8 ATA and then reduced to 1.9 ATA), which is the standard treatment used for the initial presentation of cerebral arterial gas embolism (CAGE) related to self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving accidents.
The top three injuries identified were; asphyxia (33%), arterial gas embolism (29%) and cardiovascular disease (26%) accounting for 88% of the total fatalities.