Results when air bubbles enter the pulmonary venous return from ruptured alveoli, then propagate through the systemic vasculature:
Clinical manifestations depend on location of air bu...
Almost all cases of AGE present within 1st 5 min of surfacing, although most often symptoms are evident in 1st 2 min
2 main presentat...
Patients who experience sudden neurologic recovery can relapse quickly as bubble positions change.
Recognize AGE as a potential diagnosis.
Altered mental status within 10 ...
Symptoms occur during ascent or within 10 min of reaching the surface.
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Levett DZ, Millar IL. Bubble trouble: A review of diving physiology and disease. Po...
302968001 Arterial air embolus
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