International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Could you Survive a Killer Bubble? Coronary Air Embolism

Rami N. Khouzam*, Nephertiti Efeovbokhan, Anthony Whitted
1The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, Soba Hilla, Karthoum, Sudan
2Life and Device srl. Academic spin-off, University of Torino, Italy
3Veterinary Morphophysiology Department, University of Torino, Italy
Corresponding author : Rami Khouzam
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 6283 Common Oaks Crt # 106, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
Tel: 516-780-3762; Fax: 901-747-5805
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 25, 2013 Accepted: May 23, 2013 Published: May 29, 2013
Citation: Khouzam RN, Efeovbokhan N, Whitted A (2013) Could you Survive a Killer Bubble? Coronary Air Embolism. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000131

Abstract

Could you Survive a Killer Bubble? Coronary Air Embolism

Coronary air embolism is an uncommon complication encountered during cardiac catheterization. It results from the iatrogenic introduction of air into the coronary vasculature. It is potentially life threatening as the heart and brain are unable to stand even short periods of ischemia.

Keywords: Coronary air emboli; Electrocardiographic changes; Cardiac catheterization; Death

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