Is it safe to SCUBA dive with asthma?

This article will discuss the latest evidence on the incidence of adverse events in diving with a focus on those caused by asthma. Expert opinion: Physicians can be faced with the difficult task of counseling patients with asthma who wish to dive. This review article will aim to explore the current guidelines which can assist a physician in providing a comprehensive dive safety assessment. PMID: 31509025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research

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