Subjects are needed for a U.S. Navy-funded research study at Duke University Medical Center’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology.
Volunteers are needed for a U.S. Navy-funded research study at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology to study the effect of exercise while immersed to the neck in water on cardiac (heart) function.
■Have experienced symptoms (coughing up pink sputum, shortness of breath) or treated for pulmonary edema during or after swimming or diving
■Be 18 to 55 years of age
■Be physically fit (able to exercise constantly for 40 minutes)
■Have no physical impairment that would prevent them from participation
Prior to the study, subjects must come to the laboratory (for about an hour) for:
■A physical exam
■Pregnancy test if needed
■ECG if needed
The experimental day lasts about four hours.
Subjects will be instrumented with an intravenous catheter and have their heart and lungs studied with echocardiography and in a few cases magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Subjects will be paid $150 for completion of the entire study.
For more information, call For more information, email IPEdivestudy@duke.edu or contact Stefanie Martina at 919-668-0001.