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3/19/2013 at 7:13:47 PM GMT
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Cardiac Function
The literature demonstrates concerns for patients wihth diminished left ventricular ejection fraction in hyperbaric treatment.  What do we know about risks for patients with compensated diastolic dysfunction and preserve LVEF?  One cardiologist has advised me that if the patient is compensated, asymptomatic, has controlled BP and has good LVEFthen HBO should be relatively safe .  Is there literature in this regard I am unaware of?  What is the experience of hyperbaric clinicians?

3/25/2013 at 11:17:41 AM GMT
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I agree with your cardiologist.  I have treated multiple patients with low ejection fractions.  As long as the patient does not show up with signs of heart failure i.e. SOB, chest pain, etc., I have not had a problem with these patients.  This is my personal experience.  I have not caused a patient to go into acute failure secondary to HBOT.




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