Recreational scuba diving, patent foramen ovale and their associated risks.

@article{Schwerzmann2001RecreationalSD,
  title={Recreational scuba diving, patent foramen ovale and their associated risks.},
  author={Markus Schwerzmann and Ch Seiler},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 25-26},
  pages={365-74}
}
Scuba diving has become a popular leisure time activity with distinct risks to health owing to its physical characteristics. Knowledge of the behaviour of any mixture of breathable gases under increased ambient pressure is crucial for safe diving and gives clues as to the pathophysiology of compression or decompression related disorders. Immersion in cold… CONTINUE READING