Effects of Static Lung Loading on Cardiorespiratory Function in Submerged Exercising Subjects at Depth.
Final rept. 1 Jan 78-30 Dec 85,
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO HYPERBARIC RESEARCH LAB
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The overall rational for the work performed under this contract was that an important aspect of mans usefulness under water is the ability to perform physical work. Compared to terrestrial conditions the diving environment often restricts this ability. The primary limitations to submerged work appear to be cardiorespiratory. This notion is supported by investigations in which exercise at depth was limited by dyspnea, i.e. shortness of breath. Several potentially important factors behind this dyspnea could be envisioned. These factors were increased respiratory flow resistance due to high gas densities at depth resistance in the divers breathing gear static lung loading due to depth differences between the divers chest and his breathing gear.
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