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How do you treat an air embolism?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
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.
Dr. Halsey Wyatt
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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