Anesthesia at High Altitude

James M. Berry, Enrico Camporesi

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Abstract

The provision of anesthesia at high (>3000 m) altitude is possible, but with some alterations in technique. Changes in pulmonary physiology are the primary cause of complications under reduced pressures. Altered physiology may be seen in mountain expeditions, in airline travel, and in space. Usually accompanied by sparse or austere resources, medical care at altitude demands a thorough understanding of gas exchange, vapor pressures, and cardiovascular physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesia Equipment
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages468-478
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780323672795
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Altitude
  • Decompression
  • Flying
  • Microgravity
  • Mountain sickness
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Spaceflight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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