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Air embolism and its symptoms

Posted on May 12, 2015 4:47 pm under Medical Malpractice

Air embolism occurs when air bubbles form inside the artery or the vein, causing blockage to the normal flow of blood. It can result from many different factors, such as a damaged vein and sudden shift in external pressure. In some instances, however, air embolism occurs as a result of a poorly-performed surgery, or an infusion therapy done by inexperienced or negligent medical professional.

Common symptoms of air embolism include the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Bluish skin color due to lack of oxygen
  • Altered mental state
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling sensation, especially in arms or legs

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