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Posted : December 4, 2006
Hi Dr Jules, bit of advice if you dont mind.
My brother in law, aged 28,ex-smoker, has a VSD which he has had since birth and this does not seem to affect him physically in any way, he has an excellent exercise tolerance playing for a semi pro football team.No other PMHx,Dx or FHx.
He has been advised by his GP that diving is a big no! can you please advise as I do feel very sorry for him.

cheers Nick


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Posted : December 4, 2006
A VSD is not a total ban,
it depends which way yhe shunt goes, which is normally left to right sol ok with diving,
best he sees a dive doc,
eg me
02078064028 and we can sort him out
dr j
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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Posted : December 4, 2006 by - NickStylianides
thanks for the quick reply.

next time he is in UK I will be sending him your way

cheers

nick
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