TITLE

Bubbles in the left cardiac cavities after diving

AUTHOR(S)
Boussuges, A.; Blatteau, J. E.; Pontier, J. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Heart;Apr2008, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p445
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of two divers detected with circulating bubbles in both right and left cavities of the heart and in the cerebral circulation. The author suggests that the divers developed a high bubble grade after surfacing and the increase in arterial passage occurred during isometric contraction of lower limb muscles. He declares that the two divers should be considered at high risk of developing neurological decompression sickness (DCS).
ACCESSION #
31693361

 

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