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

Smith, R; Brooke, D; Kipps, C; Skaria, B; Subramaniam, V; (2017) A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports , 27 (10) pp. 1130-1135. 10.1111/sms.12736. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/sms.12736
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12736
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Smith, R; Brooke, D; Kipps, C; Skaria, B; Subramaniam, V; (2016) A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 10.1111/sms.12736, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12736. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Swimming-induced pulmonary edema, immersion-induced pulmonary edema, triathlon
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Targeted Intervention
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1508902
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