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Relation between interatrial shunts and decompression sickness in divers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2574256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of right-to-left interatrial shunts was determined by contrast echocardiography in a blind comparison of 61 divers who had had decompression sickness, divided into four predetermined clinical subgroups, and a control group of 63 who had not. The prevalence of shunt was 15/63 in the controls and did not differ significantly in 24 divers with onset of neurological symptoms more than 30 minutes after surfacing (4/24) or 6 with joint pain only (1/6). In divers who had neurological symptoms within 30 minutes of surfacing the prevalence of shunt was 19/29, significantly higher. Rashes soon after surfacing were related to shunts but late rashes were not.
P T Wilmshurst; J C Byrne; M M Webb-Peploe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-16     Completed Date:  1990-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1302-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
Department of Cardiology, St Thomas' Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Decompression Sickness / complications*
Embolism, Air / complications
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / complications
Neurologic Examination
Risk Factors
Single-Blind Method
Time Factors
Comment In:
Lancet. 1990 Sep 1;336(8714):568   [PMID:  1975062 ]
Lancet. 1990 Apr 14;335(8694):914-5   [PMID:  1970002 ]
Lancet. 1990 Oct 6;336(8719):879-80   [PMID:  1976902 ]

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