Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Scuba Diving or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Raja Ben Sassi
2014 American Journal of Sports Science  
Heart rhythm disorders are widely reported as complications of scuba diving but rarely after HBO therapy. We report the case of a professional diver who developed a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after hyperbaric oxygen therapy as treatment of diving accident. It is a professional diver admitted for the treatment of a cochleovestibular desaturation accident. The initial ECG showed normal sinus rhythm. He received 10 HBO therapy sessions. We discovered a heart rhythm disorder. The ECG showed an
more » ... trial fibrillation. Heart rhythm returned to sinus after receiving FLECAIN®. Control ECG after 2 months showed a normal sinus rhythm.
doi:10.11648/j.ajss.20140205.16 fatcat:ocgyyo6wxndfvhgyzcxyyjxttm