The prevalence of electrocardiogram abnormalities in professional divers


GÜNEŞ A. E. , Cimsit M.

DIVING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE, vol.47, no.1, pp.55-58, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : DIVING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-58

Abstract

Background: The underwater environment presents physiological challenges for the cardiovascular, renal and pulmonary systems. Increases in external hydrostatic pressure reduce the capacity of the venous compartment and cause blood to move toward the lung. The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in a cohort of professional divers.