Immersion Pulmonary Edema Screening

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Volunteers are needed for a research study of the effect of exercise while immersed to the neck in water on cardiac (heart) function. Subjects will be instrumented with an intravenous catheter and have their heart and lungs studied with echocardiography, chest x-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging. Prior to the study, subjects must come to the …

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PFO Closure: DDM Literature Review by Dr. Richard Moon

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Should divers consider surgical PFO closure to avoid DCS? A March 2012 New England Journal of Medicine study finds that in patients with cryptogenic stroke or TIA who had a patent foramen ovale, closure with a device did not offer a greater benefit than medical therapy alone for the prevention of recurrent stroke or TIA. …

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For Emergency Telephone Consultation or Hyperbaric Treatment

Call the Duke  operator (919-684-8111) to page the hyperbaric physician on call at Duke. Available 24 hours per day 7 days per week

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