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Scuba diving, swimming and pulmonary oedema

Dwyer, N, Smart, D and Reid, DW 2007 , 'Scuba diving, swimming and pulmonary oedema' , Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 37, no. 5 , pp. 345-347 , doi:

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Diving-related ‘immersion’ pulmonary oedema is very
uncommon and probably underreported.1,2 Immersion
in thermoneutral water augments cardiac preload and
increases pulmonary arterial pressure as blood is redistributed
from the periphery to the thoracic cavity. Intrathoracic
blood volume may increase by half a litre,
resulting in a 30% rise in cardiac output and increases
in right atrial pressures of up to 16 mmHg.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dwyer, N and Smart, D and Reid, DW
Journal or Publication Title: Internal Medicine Journal
ISSN: 1444-0903
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