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A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness.

Smith, R and Brooke, D and Kipps, C and Skaria, B and Subramaniam, V (2016) A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports. ISSN 1600-0838. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NICE journals and databases http://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

This report discusses a rare case of a 55-year-old female triathlete who developed recurrent episodes of swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE). She had two hospital admissions with pulmonary edema after developing breathlessness while swimming, including a near-drowning experience in an open water swim. With increasing popularity of triathlon and open water sports, this case highlights the importance of a greater awareness of SIPE among health professionals, event organizers, and athletes. This report explores the previous reported cases in triathletes and those who have suffered recurrent episodes. It is paramount that an accurate diagnosis is made as these individuals may be at an increased risk of future life-threatening episodes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NICE journals and databases http://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD500 Sports medicine
WG Cardiovascular system. Cardiology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Cardiology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 16:07
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1095

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