N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels increases after hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic patients.


PURPOSE Diabetic patients receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for non-healing lower extremity ulcers. Exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia during hyperbaric oxygen therapy may affect cardiovascular functions by different mechanisms. Patients may experience serious problems such as pulmonary edema and death during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The effect of… (More)


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