Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in a recompression chamber is the primary treatment for air or gas embolism. Increased atmospheric
pressure reduces the size of bubbles and helps them dissolve into the bloodstream. Oxygen-supersaturated blood displaces nitrogen
bubbles and reaches deep into oxygen-deprived tissues.
Read the page
Air or Gas Embolism
in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society resource library to learn more about gas bubbles in the bloodstream; the rationale for
hyperbaric oxygen therapy; and treatment protocols, key clinical evidence, and success factors.