New Duke Publication on Immersion Pulmonary Edema

Dionne Peacher, MD with Duke colleague Richard Moon, MD and former Duke colleagues Stefanie Martina, Claire Otteni, Tracy Wester,  MD and Jennifer Potter, MD, has published an updated review of nearly 300 cases of immersion pulmonary edema (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222821), also known as swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE). Among recreational divers and swimmers there were identifiable risk factors in 45%. The analysis concluded that cardiopulmonary disease is a common predisposing factor in immersion pulmonary edema in the recreational swimming/diving population. The authors proposed that evaluation of SIPE cases should include a search for cardiac and pulmonary comorbidities.

Chris KeithNew Duke Publication on Immersion Pulmonary Edema