Key messages

• Drowning or near-drowning are the most frequent severe diving accidents, followed by decompression disorders.

• Symptoms of decompression sickness are classified as type I, which includes musculoskeletal pain, cutaneous manifestations, and constitutional symptoms (fatigue, anorexia, malaise), or type II which include central nervous system and cardiorespiratory involvement.

• Chest pain, cough, dyspnea, tachypnea, cyanosis, and cardiovascular collapse, collectively referred to as 'the chokes', are caused by significant pulmonary gas embolism.

• Pulmonary barotrauma with air embolism is the second major cause of death in the recreational diving community.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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