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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

Massive cerebral air embolism due to aortography: A case presentation

1 Departmant of Cardiology, Famagusta State Hospital, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey
2 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey

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Dr. Aydogdu Ozlem
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Via Mersin 10, Famagusta, North Cyprus
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DOI: 10.4103/ACCJ.ACCJ_4_22

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Though rare, air embolism as a serious complication may occur in patients undergoing coronary angiography and aortography. If gas embolism is diagnosed, hyperbaric oxygen therapy should be initiated immediately after the air source is cutoff and vital functions are stabilized. In this case presentation, a patient went into a coma after a massive iatrogenic cerebral air embolism that developed during the aortography procedure. The patient was discharged with hyperbaric oxygen therapy without any sequelae.

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