Cerebral air embolism in asthmatic scuba divers in a swimming pool

Chest. 1995 Jun;107(6):1653-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.107.6.1653.


Significant shallow-water injuries can occur in scuba divers, even in swimming pools. Two asthmatic patients are presented who sustained cerebral air emboli during Scuba classes in a swimming pool. Such injuries may be more common in asthmatics. Asthma is a contraindication to Scuba diving.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / complications*
  • Diving / adverse effects*
  • Embolism, Air / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Swimming Pools