Southwestern Internal Medicine Conference: Pulmonary complications of high-altitude exposure

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Abstract

The primary physiologic disturbance at high altitude is hypoxemia, which leads to a cascade of secondary changes in each step of the oxygen-transport chain. The author, in this review, focuses on the alterations in ventilatory control and alveolar-capillary gas exchange at high altitude and discusses the clinical pulmonary complications associated with these alterations, as well as their prevention and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-464
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume307
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Medicine(all)

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