[Breath-hold diving--an increasing adventure sport with medical risks].
2004 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 101, no 9, 787-790 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Breath-hold diving as a recreational and competitive sports activity is on the increase. In this review physiological limitations and medical risks associated with breath-hold diving are discussed. Specific topics include hypoxia, ascent blackout, hyperventilation, squeeze or barotrauma of descent including effects on the pulmonary system, glossopharyngeal breathing, and decompression illness. It is also concluded that the health requirements for competitive breath-hold diving should follow essentially the same standards as used for SCUBA-diving.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 101, no 9, 787-790 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-45333PubMedID: 15045843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-45333DiVA: diva2:452345
Svensk titel: Andhållningsdykning - En växande äventyrssport med medicinska risker2011-10-282011-10-282011-11-16Bibliographically approved