Intrapulmonary Shunts: Another Cause for a Right-Left Shunt

Many of us are familiar with the concept of PFO’s and how they may be responsible for allowing bubbles to cross from the venous (pulmonary) to the arterial side. When this occurs, we are talking about a Right-Left Shunt, RLS and a potentially increased risk for developing Type II DCS. There are other sources that may lead to a RLS, such as intrapulmonary shunts, IPSs.

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The article is summarized and quite interesting. At least it is another thing, although small, we can do as divers to decrease our risk.