Seals and Dolphins suffer heart arrhythmias while deep diving

January 18, 2015 7:30 PM

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A new study found high incidence of arrhythmias in marine mammals while they were performing deep dives.

Deep sea diving requires holding one’s breath for long periods. Humans who perform deep sea diving have long known that they risk heart trouble every time they dive to deeper depths. Holding one’s breath places strain on the heart, and the longer the person does it, the more they risk harming their ...

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