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What sort of problem is an air embolism?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY answered

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This is serious. Is common in scuba divers diving deeper than 60 feet. Basically you blood which is liquid becomes bubbelish (like when you open a soda can) causing lack of oxygen to your brain. It can kill you instanly.

Answered Feb 11, 2012

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