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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Internal Medicine
  •  Pulmonary Disease
  •  Infectious Disease
  •  Geriatric Medicine
  •  Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Gastric Cancer
  •  Hepatitis
  •  Endoscopy


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2022;6(1):1445.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1445

Air Embolism in a Patient during Hemodialysis

Kao JF, Lu HC and Kao HH

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Kwei-San, Taiwan
Ruixuan Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan
Division of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Kwei-San, Taiwan

*Correspondance to: Hao-Hsi Kao 

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Air embolism is a rare complication of the use of Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) as vascular access for hemodialysis. We report a patient with AVF who suffered from cough, chest pain, dyspnea and hemodynamic change, because of air leak via dialysis tubing that resulted in pulmonary edema. This case illustrates that micro-air-bubbles may leak into the circulation; even the air detector is in operation. The pathophysiologic sequence of pulmonary air-embolism has been discussed.


Air embolism; Microbubble; Hemodialysis

Cite the Article:

Kao JF, Lu HC, Kao HH. Air Embolism in a Patient during Hemodialysis. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1445..

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