Cardiovascular risk and SCUBA diving PhD student online survey | DDRC Healthcare

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PHD student and CEO at the Comex chamber

22 March 2018

DDRC Healthcare is undertaking a collaborative research project with Plymouth Marjon University looking at cardiovascular risk prevention in divers.  Our Research Director Gary Smerdon is working with Dr Giorgos Sakkas at the university with Jo Alexiou undertaking the research programme towards her PhD qualification.

Jo is an active Scuba diver and clinical exercise physiologist in cardiovascular rehabilitation and her PhD project subject is ‘Non-pharmacological strategies for primary cardiovascular risk prevention in asymptomatic Scuba divers with high cardiovascular risk’.

Currently Jo is asking the Scuba diving community to assist her in the online survey below to gather anonymous responses to questions on diving habits and diver’s health status.

As the project develops there will be further opportunities to get involved but at this stage completion of the survey would be greatly appreciated.



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