A 31-year-old member asked:
How do you treat an air embolism?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: This depends where exactly the air is. In some cases the air can be removed. In others the care is supportive.
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hyperbaric Chamber: The use of 100% oxygen, breathed under increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber, is commonly used to treat air-embolism. This is especially true for those emboli that impair circulation to the nervous system/brain.
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Last updated May 1, 2019
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