Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
X
January 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 1   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

IPE and Why Itís Good to Feel the Need to Pee

a cause of fatality that often gets overlooked

from the January, 2022 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

There have been many mysterious diving deaths where the drowned victim still has a tank of air. Investigators usually dismiss these as heart attacks. But these days, immersion pulmonary edema (IPE) is under increased scrutiny as the cause. Dan Orr, a previous CEO of the Divers Alert Network (DAN), says, "It is a very important subject and largely can be misdiagnosed by medical examiners who, in many cases, work under the philosophy, 'if they are wet and dead, they must have drowned,' and look no further into the actual root cause."

For example, last September, there was a sad incident on the Thistlegorm in the Red Sea when an otherwise fit and healthy woman inexplicably drowned. It was ascribed to a heart attack. But maybe it was not....


Subscribers: Read the full article here


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!

 

;

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2022 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

fc