Influence of hydrostatic compression of the chest and intrathoracic blood pooling on static lung mechanics during head-out immersion.

@article{Dahlbck1978InfluenceOH,
  title={Influence of hydrostatic compression of the chest and intrathoracic blood pooling on static lung mechanics during head-out immersion.},
  author={G O Dahlb{\"a}ck and E Maria J{\"o}nsson and Mats H. Lin{\'e}r},
  journal={Undersea biomedical research},
  year={1978},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={71-85}
}
The effect of water immersion on static lung volumes and pressure-volume curves was studied in five subjects. A special container allowed measurements during nonimmersion, head-out immersion, and thorax immersion leaving the head, pelvis region, and legs dry. It was thus possible to separate the part played by hydrostatic forces acting on the chest from the part played by intrathoracic blood pooling during immersion. Hydrostatic compression of the chest decreased total lung capacity (TLC) by 0… CONTINUE READING