Hyperbaric oxygenation for arterial air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass.

Abstract

The incidence of systemic air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass is estimated to be 0.1%. However, the vast majority of instances are unreported and quietly ignored. The result may be disability or death. The control of air embolism obviously lies in prevention. The definite and specific treatment of this complication is hyperbaric oxygen. We report 6… (More)

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@article{Kol1993HyperbaricOF, title={Hyperbaric oxygenation for arterial air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass.}, author={Sabrine Q. Kol and Ronny Ammar and Gell{\'e}rt Weisz and Yoel Melamed}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1993}, volume={55 2}, pages={401-3} }