Swimming-induced pulmonary edema in triathletes.

  title={Swimming-induced pulmonary edema in triathletes.},
  author={Charles C. Miller and Katherine Calder-Becker and François Modave},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={28 8},
BACKGROUND Pulmonary edema related to water immersion has been reported in military trainees and scuba and breath-hold divers, but rarely in the community. To date, no risk factors for this phenomenon have been identified by epidemiological methods. Recently, sporadic reports of swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE) have emerged in the triathlon community. We surveyed the population of a national North American triathlon organization (USA Triathlon) to determine prevalence of and risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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