[Double-blind study on the action of almitrine in patients with polycythemia of high altitude].

Abstract

Chronic polycythaemia in people living at high altitude is associated with hypoxaemia due to a marked reduction in hypoxic and hypercapnic drives. The effect of almitrine, a chemoreceptor stimulant, was evaluated in 40 patients, with haematocrit values over 57%, living in La Pa2 (3,600-4,000 m). Two studies were carried out. The aim of the first was to… (More)

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