Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Scuba Diving or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 138-140
Received: Sep. 15, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 13, 2014; Published: Oct. 20, 2014
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Authors
Raja Ben Sassi, Hôpital militaire de Tunis, centre d’oxygénothérapie hyperbare, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
Karima Taamallah, Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, 1007, Tunis, Tunisie; Hôpital militaire de Tunis, service de chirurgie cardiaque, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
Imen Mezoughi, Hôpital militaire de Tunis, centre d’oxygénothérapie hyperbare, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
Walid Belhaj Brahim, Hôpital militaire de Tunis, centre d’oxygénothérapie hyperbare, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
Zied Hajjej, Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, 1007, Tunis, Tunisie; Hôpital militaire de Tunis, service d’anesthésie réanimation, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
Hedi Gharsallah, Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, 1007, Tunis, Tunisie; Hôpital militaire de Tunis, centre d’oxygénothérapie hyperbare, 1008, Tunis, Tunisie
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Abstract
Heart rhythm disorders are widely reported as complications of scuba diving but rarely after HBO therapy. We report the case of a professional diver who developed a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after hyperbaric oxygen therapy as treatment of diving accident. It is a professional diver admitted for the treatment of a cochleovestibular desaturation accident. The initial ECG showed normal sinus rhythm. He received 10 HBO therapy sessions. We discovered a heart rhythm disorder. The ECG showed an atrial fibrillation. Heart rhythm returned to sinus after receiving FLECAIN®. Control ECG after 2 months showed a normal sinus rhythm.
Keywords
Atrial Fibrillation - HBO Therapy - Scuba Diving
To cite this article
Raja Ben Sassi, Karima Taamallah, Imen Mezoughi, Walid Belhaj Brahim, Zied Hajjej, Hedi Gharsallah, Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Scuba Diving or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 138-140. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20140205.16
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