• Scuba diving may pose CV risks for aging divers with overweight

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Scuba diving fatalities are rare, but many divers are aging, overweight and/or have CV risk factors, and routine diving fitness assessments should be conducted to reduce mortality risk, researchers wrote in a review.
    “Cardiac issues are now a leading factor in diving fatalities,” Peter Buzzacott, MPH, PhD, from the University of Western Australia, said in a press release. “Divers who learned to dive years ago and who are now old and overweight, with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, are at increased risk of dying.”
    According to the review, adults aged 50 to 59
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