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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Once an air embolism is suspected a physician must take further step to prevent additional emboli or growth of emboli.

Secondary Prevention

If air embolism is suspected during a procedure:[1]

  • Flush should be stopped
  • Rotating hemostatic valve should be opened

References

  1. Colin J. McCarthy, Sasan Behravesh, Sailendra G. Naidu & Rahmi Oklu (2016). "Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment". Journal of clinical medicine. 5 (11). doi:10.3390/jcm5110093. PMID 27809224. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)



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