Cerebral air embolism recognized by cerebral oximetry

Gregory W. Fischer, Marc E. Stone

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Absolute cerebral oximetry is useful in clinical settings to identify ĝ€ catastrophic eventsĝ€ that may occur during the course of surgeries that would otherwise have gone unrecognized. This study reports a case in which cerebral desaturation occurred after commencing cardiopulmonary bypass. Consequently, the source of air entrainment was discovered and therapeutic measures implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009


  • Air embolism
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cerebral desaturation
  • Cerebral oximetry


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