Extreme human breath-hold diving

@article{Ferretti2001ExtremeHB,
  title={Extreme human breath-hold diving},
  author={G. Samuelli Ferretti},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={84},
  pages={254-271}
}
In this paper, the respiratory, circulatory and metabolic adjustments to human extreme breath-hold diving are reviewed. A survey of the literature reveals that in extreme divers, adaptive mechanisms take place that allow prolongation of apnoea beyond the limits attained by non-diving subjects, and preservation of oxygen stores during the dives. The occurrence of a diving response, including peripheral vasoconstriction, increased arterial blood pressure, bradycardia and lowered cardiac output… CONTINUE READING
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