The cardiovascular risks of diving.

@article{Thompson2011TheCR,
  title={The cardiovascular risks of diving.},
  author={Philip Duncan Thompson},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          271-7
        }
}
Cardiovascular disease may be responsible for a quarter of diving fatalities, but there are few studies on the cardiovascular complications of this activity. In contrast, there is a rich literature on land-based, exercise-related cardiac events. These studies document that exercise can increase the risk of acute cardiac events, but that absolute risk is small for healthy individuals. There are no proven strategies to reduce exercise-related cardiac events and consequently no proven strategies… CONTINUE READING

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