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Air Embolism Associated with Intravascular Catheter

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for an air embolism associated with an intravascular catheter.

Specialty:

Hematology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

failure handling and therapy escalation, adverse effects

ICD-10:

O88.0, T79.0

Description:

Any patient with an intravascular catheter is at risk for air embolism. The occurrence of an air embolus may go unrecognized or its complications may be ascribed to another cause.

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