A gas bubble that has traveled through the circulatory system and become lodged inside of an artery or vein, interrupting blood flow to part of the body. Air usually enters the blood stream following certain medical and surgical procedures, but typically causes no symptoms. In rare cases, it can cause permanent damage to the organs and tissues.
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What is Symcat?
A disease calculator that uses hundreds of thousands of
patient records to estimate probability of disease. You
may have heard of Watson by IBM, which illustrates a trend of
computing and predictive analytics in
healthcare. We strive to empower people and medical professionals
by placing the state-of-the-art in
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