December 19, 2017

Aortic stenosis

A narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve, which prevents the valve from fully opening and obstructs the flow of blood from the heart into the aorta […]
December 19, 2017

Arterial gas embolism (AGE)

A condition caused by gas in the arterial circulatory system originating from lungs. It is often caused by a sudden reduction in ambient pressure, such as […]
December 19, 2017

Barotrauma (BT)

A condition caused by a change in ambient pressure in a gas-filled space; if gas is trapped in a closed space within the body, the gas […]
December 19, 2017

Breathing gas

Breathing gas, back gas, mix and air all refer to what divers breathe from their tanks. Breathing gas and back gas are general terms and can […]