Adverse events in competitive breath-hold diving.

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Adverse events in competitive breath-hold diving.

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dc.contributor.author Fitz-Clarke, JR
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-21T03:55:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-21T03:55:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;33(1):55-62. en
dc.identifier.other 16602257
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5016
dc.description Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.description.abstract Medical observations are reported from an eight-day world championship breath-hold diving competition involving 57 participants. The deepest dive was to 75 metres, and the longest breath-hold time exceeded 9 minutes. There were 35 diving-related adverse events witnessed or reported, including transient loss of motor control due to hypoxia, syncope during ascent, hemoptysis, and pulmonary edema. All events occurred in healthy individuals, and resolved without apparent sequelae. There was no relationship between symptoms and depth. The medical implications of these adverse events are discussed. Despite the inherent risks of the sport, established organizational procedures for competitive breath-hold diving maintain a high degree of safety. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.subject DIVERS en
dc.subject breath-hold en
dc.subject breath hold en
dc.subject competition en
dc.subject hypoxia en
dc.subject syncope during ascent en
dc.subject hemoptysis en
dc.subject pulmonary edema en
dc.subject SAFETY en
dc.subject Anoxia/etiology en
dc.subject Diving/adverse effects en
dc.subject.mesh Adult Anoxia/etiology Diving/adverse effects* Diving/physiology Female Hemoptysis/etiology Humans Male Middle Aged Pulmonary Edema/etiology Respiration* Syncope/etiology Time Factors Unconsciousness/etiology en
dc.title Adverse events in competitive breath-hold diving. en
dc.type Article en

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