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by DAN Medical Team on September 7th, 2017

​I am 48 years old and have moderate hypertension. I was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis, which was surgically corrected. The pulmonary valve, however, is allowing some blood to leak, permitting backflow. Is this a disqualifier for scuba diving? What short-term and long-term risks are involved in diving with this medical issue?


by DAN Medical Team on September 7th, 2017

​I have a student who has a neurostimulator for back pain. What exactly is a neurostimulator, and are there any implications for diving?


by DAN Medical Team on September 7th, 2017

​I'm going to see an oral surgeon next week for dental implants; will I ever be able to dive again?


by DAN Medical Team on August 25th, 2017

Researches have recently uncovered facts regarding the relationship of exercise with diving. Dr De Kock explains this controversial subject in details.


by Dr Rob Schneider on August 25th, 2017

Dr Schneider dives into the particulars of lung squeeze – a largely misunderstood and unknown diving condition affecting breath-hold divers.

​“Lung squeeze” is a condition that is practically unique to breath-hold diving. Scuba divers are not really aware of it and, sadly, most doctors have never heard of it, let alone learnt to treat it. There are many urban legends about this rather poorly defined and largely misunderstood phenomenon. So, let us dive into the topic and hopefully avoid getting a brain squeeze in the process!