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The cardiovascular risks of diving.
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PMID:  21877556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cardiovascular disease may be responsible for a quarter of diving fatalities, but there are few studies on the cardiovascular complications of this activity. In contrast, there is a rich literature on land-based, exercise-related cardiac events. These studies document that exercise can increase the risk of acute cardiac events, but that absolute risk is small for healthy individuals. There are no proven strategies to reduce exercise-related cardiac events and consequently no proven strategies that could be confidently applied to diving. Nevertheless, requiring a pre-diving medical evaluation and clearance for those with known cardiac disease, training dive personnel to elicit possible cardiac prodromal symptoms, and frequent emergency training for diving supervisors are prudent approaches to this problem.
Paul D Thompson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  2011-08-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312954     Medline TA:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Section of Cardiology, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital Hartford, Conn, USA.
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