Massive Cerebral Air Embolus after Institution of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in a Patient with Sickle Cell Trait treated with Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
59th MDW San Antonio
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Cerebral air embolism CAE from cardiopulmonary bypass CPB is a potentially devasting event that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. No specific algorithm derived from literature consensus exists, however, swift identification of the problem followed by institution of neuroprotective strategies are paramount. Utilization of early hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT for the treatment of CAE has been utilized to reduce risk of mortality and neurologic sequelae from the event.
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