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<font color='#8D38C9'>I've just returned from the Institute of Naval Medicine where i was checked out for a PFO. After an interesting time watching bubbles swirl round in one side of my heart the doc assured me that i have no PFO & the bend was just one of those things so it'll be back to the briney soon. Cheers for all the messages of support from everyone.
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Rob
 

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Well-in Rob!

Take it easy and hopefully see you and the Missus on wet before too long.

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<font color='#0000FF'>rob,
good to hear no pfo present and your diving can resume asap.
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Good stuff M8 I am glad to here it.

I bet thats a load of your mind.

ATB

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That's v/good news.

Isn't having bubbles put in your heart dangerous? I thought that injecting air in to the blood stream was fatal, or, is that only in the movies? I can't remember.

Anyway, did they give you any indication at all of why you got a bend (apart from the fact you went diving, of course).
 

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Quote[/b] ]Isn't having bubbles put in your heart dangerous? I thought that injecting air in to the blood stream was fatal, or, is that only in the movies? I can't remember.

Anyway, did they give you any indication at all of why you got a bend (apart from the fact you went diving, of course).
It's only dangerous if their too big for the lungs to filter out or they're on the arterial side. I was under echosound so i could see a cross section of me heart. Then the injected microbubbles into the veinous side & you could see the bubbles swirling round in the chamber if my heart. Then you watch to make sure non "shunt" across to the arterial side & miss out the lungs filtering action & so go to the brain.
Intersting to watch though. There was no indication of the cause so the doc put it down to one of those things. I think the main cause was de-hydration.
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Rob
 
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