Pulmonary edema in scuba divers: recurrence and fatal outcome.

  title={Pulmonary edema in scuba divers: recurrence and fatal outcome.},
  author={Guy Cochard and Josiane Arvieux and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lacour and Gw{\'e}naelle Madouas and H Mongredien and Charles Christian Arvieux},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  volume={32 1},
Pulmonary edema occurring in divers using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) is an uncommon, probably under-reported, but potentially life-threatening and recurrent condition. We report six episodes of pulmonary edema in five scuba divers seen during a period of 15 months. The four men and one woman ranged in age from 37 to 56 years and two were treated for hypertension. Symptoms were mostly dyspnea onset at depth, cough, hemoptysis and hypoxemia, which in the recurrent… CONTINUE READING


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