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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Initial intraoperative diagnosis of air embolus is based on hypotension and decreased end tidal C[O.
Sudden neurological or cardiac events after manipulation of a CVC should call attention to a possible paradoxical air embolus.
Exploratory surgery determined that a suture had worn off and a crucial component had disconnected, permitting an air embolus to form.
We present a case of a near-fatal pulmonary air embolus with documentation of air in the pulmonary outflow trunk and a residual air-filled fibrin tract seen on computed tomography.
Other causes included trauma, hypothermia, and late medical complications, but hypothermia and air embolus may be underestimated because of difficulties in diagnosing these conditions.