Bradycardic response during submersion in infant swimming

  title={Bradycardic response during submersion in infant swimming},
  author={Emma Goks{\"o}r and Lars E. Rosengren and G{\"o}ran Wennergren},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
The diving response involves reflex bradycardia, apnoea and peripheral vasoconstriction and is known to exist in human infants. The response diminishes with increasing age and has been reported to disappear by the age of 6 mo. This study was performed to analyse the physiological events during natural diving of full‐term healthy infants and describe how these events alter with maturation. Thirty‐six infants were studied during diving exercises in infant swimming. All of the infants who… 
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