Alteration of breathing pattern ranging from an increase of respiratory rate to overt hyperventilation during and after SCUBA diving is frequently reported and is associated with intrathoracic fluid overload. This study was undertaken to assess breathing efficiency after diving and the association with damage of alveolar cells.
Susilovic-Grabovac Z, Banfi C, Brusoni D, Mapelli M, Ghilardi S, Obad A, Bakovic-Kramaric D, Dujic Z, Agostoni P. Diving and pulmonary physiology: surfactant binding protein, lung fluid and cardiopulmonary test changes in professional divers. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2017 Apr 30. pii: S1569-9048(17)30079-4. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2017.04.012. [Epub ahead of print]