The physiology of breath-hold diving
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The physiology of breath-hold diving

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    This compilation of 25 papers from a 2-day workshop on the physiology of breath-hold diving is divided into six sections: historical notes, limits of breath-hold diving, breaking point analysis, thermal regulation and metabolic aspects, cardiovascular aspects, and safety aspects of breath-hold diving. The general discussions at the end of each session are included. The following papers are included in this publication: 1. Breath-hold diving: a brief history. Hermann Rahn pp. 1-3. 2. Von Trieleben's diving bell. Albert B. Craig, Jr. pp. 4-5. 3. Depth limits of breath-hold diving. Albert B. Craig, Jr. pp. 9-11. 4. Depth and time in relation to gas exchange. A. Olszowka pp. 12-28. 5. Breath-hold and ascent blackout. Edward H. Lanphier pp. 32-42. 6. CNS tolerance to asphyxia. Bo K. Siesjo pp. 44-56. 7. The diving response and breath-holding capacity in man. Claes E. G. Lundgren pp. 64-72. 8. Effect of O2 and CO2 breath-hold breaking point. Y. C. Lin pp. 75-86. 9. Respiratory neuromuscular output in breathholding. W. A. Whitelaw pp. 88-95. 10. Decrease in body insulation with exercise in cool water. Y. S. Park, D. R. Pendergast and D. W. Rennie pp. 98-107. 11. Thermoregulatio​n in wet suit divers. Y. S. Park, H. J. Kim, D. W. Rennie and S. K. Kong pp. 111-121. 12. Diving pattern and thermoregulator​y responses of male and female wet-suit divers. K. Shiraki, N. Konda, S. Sagawa, and Y. S. Park pp. 124-133. 13. Energetics of breath-hold diving. David R. Pendergast pp. 135-144. 14. The diving response: a comparison of animals and man. R. Elsner pp. 148-156. 15. Breath-hold bradycardia in man: an overview. Suk Ki. Hong pp. 158-171. 16. Cardiac performance during breath-hold diving in man: an overview. Massimo Ferrigno, Mats H. Liner and Claes E. G. Lundgren pp. 174-184. 17. Modifications in the vasomotor arm of the human diving response. Robert W. Arnold pp. 188-198. 18. The cardiac response to breath-hold diving at rest and while exercising (a comparison between man and diving homeotherms). P. J. Butler and A. J. Woakes pp. 200-209. 19. Cardiac arrhythmias as a precursor to drowning accidents. J. R. McDonough, J. P. Barutt, and J. C. Saffron pp. 212-226. 20. Pathophysiology of near-drowning: aspiration vs. non-aspiration. P. G. Boysen pp. 233-253. 21. Hyperventilatio​n: an unpredictable danger to the sports diver. Pieter Guillaume Landsberg pp. 256-265. 22. Breath-hold diving accidents in the Mediterranean area. Damiano Zannini pp. 268-272. 23. Loss of consciousness during breath hold diving. Pier Giorgio Data pp. 274-282. 24. Alveolar gas composition and performance. Hermann Rahn pp. 287-290. 25. Depth records: practical considerations. Enzo Maiorca pp. 291-294.
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