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  • Air embolism | definition of air embolism by Medical ...

    air embolism: an embolism caused by air bubbles in the vascular system; venous air embolism can result from the introduction of air through intravenous lines, especially central lines, and generally must be substantial to block pulmonary blood flow and cause symptoms; arterial air embolism is also usually iatrogenic, caused by cardiopulmonary ...

  • Cerebral Air Embolism | NEJM

    Cerebral air embolism can be caused by positive-pressure maneuvers performed during cardiac resuscitation, lung biopsy, and the placement of venous catheters in the .

  • Venous Air Embolism Treatment & Management: Emergency ...

    Dec 30, 2017 · Venous air embolism (VAE), a subset of gas embolism, is an entity with the potential for severe morbidity and mortality. Venous air embolism is a predominantly iatrogenic complication that occurs when atmospheric gas is introduced into the systemic venous system.

  • Thrombosis vs. Embolism: What's the Difference? - Healthline

    Dec 15, 2017 · Thrombosis and embolism share many similarities, but they are unique conditions. Thrombosis occurs when a thrombus, or blood clot, develops in a .

  • Vascular air embolism.nih.gov

    Venous air embolism occurs when gas enters a venous structure and travels through the right heart to the pulmonary circulation. Conditions for the entry of gas into the venous system are the access of veins during the presence of negative pressure in these vessels.

  • Cerebral Venous Air Embolism: What Is It and Do We Know ...

    To the Editor Cerebral venous air embolism (CVAE) is reported more frequently and may be associated with poor neurological outcome or even mortality. 1,2 It is often associated with certain iatrogenic procedures, 2 in particular central venous access may play a major role in the incidence of this serious event. 1,3-5 However, in contrast to ...

  • Air embolism: treatment - Open Anesthesia

    Treatment of air embolism includes discontinuation of nitrous oxide, aspiration through a right heart catheter, adequate supplementation of inspired oxygen, and prevention of further air entry into the circulation (flooding the field with saline, jugular compression and .

  • Air Embolism, Venous Air Embolism, Arterial Air Embolism ...