- Reaction score
- Southern California, USA
- # of dives
- 200 - 499
I stand corrected and am very interested in references for that or your personal experiences. My personal experience is as I stated.Have a look at this abstract from a paper we published in DHM in September (by "we" I refer to my role as editor of the journal - I was not an author):
Arterial gas embolism breathing compressed air in 1.2 metres of water - PubMed
Neither statement is correct. If performed quickly enough a CT scan will sometimes pick up intravascular gas in the cerebral vessels, but mostly it does not because (unlike a solid embolus) gas redistributes. Probably because of that redistribution the natural history of CAGE often includes early spontaneous recovery after the initial onset of symptoms (which is often loss of consciousness).