SCUBA Diving and CCSVI

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SCUBA Diving and CCSVI

Postby daniel » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:11 am

I was wondering if anyone here is a diver and notices any changes to their symtoms from the pressure caused by underwater diving? I found a related post in another subform here: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-15312.html but it doesn't really address venous pressure
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Postby Dragonfly » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:46 pm

I just returned last night from a 5-day dive trip in Key West. I was treated by Dr. Sclafani in June, and specifically asked him about diving, knowing this trip would be after my treatment. He could think of no contraindications, and I had some great dives. I still feel great (thanks, Dr. Sclafani!).
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Postby 1eye » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:08 am

I still think somebody ought to be trying hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a post angioplasty enhancement. I bet it would lower the risks of restenosis and thrombosis, and speed up the symptom improvements. You could even hope for more improvements but that would be a tough one to prove, and who would pay for that?
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