Post COVID-19 fitness to dive assessment findings in occupational and recreational divers.

Mirasoglu B., Yetis G., Erelel M., Toklu A. S.

Diving and hyperbaric medicine, vol.52, no.1, pp.35-43, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.28920/dhm52.1.35-43
  • Journal Name: Diving and hyperbaric medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-43
  • Keywords: Pulmonary barotrauma, Radiological imaging, SARS-CoV-2, Scuba diving, BREATH-HOLD DIVERS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: It is now known that COVID-19 has long term effects that may not correlate with clinical severity of disease. The known pulmonary and cardiovascular changes as well as thrombotic tendency could predispose to diving accidents. We aimed to investigate COVID-19 related changes that may cause disqualification from diving among divers who recovered from the disease.