Scuba diving risky for older hearts

Updated:5 months, 3 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 30 (ANI): Turns out, overweight scuba divers are being urged to shed pounds to avoid an underwater heart attack. A new study found that aged and corpulent scuba divers are at a risk of an underwater heart attack. People who pay to go diving must learn skills, theory and be screened for fitness. After the initial screening, certification to scuba dive lasts for life. This is where the researchers see an increase in risk. It's not commonly new divers who have health problems, because they have been recently screened. It is older divers who have not looked after their health. Until now, there has been no clear picture of how common cardiovascular risk factors are among active divers.

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