Acute mountain sickness: pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment.

  title={Acute mountain sickness: pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment.},
  author={Christopher H. E. Imray and Alex Wright and Andrew W. Subudhi and Robert Roach},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  volume={52 6},
Barometric pressure falls with increasing altitude and consequently there is a reduction in the partial pressure of oxygen resulting in a hypoxic challenge to any individual ascending to altitude. A spectrum of high altitude illnesses can occur when the hypoxic stress outstrips the subject's ability to acclimatize. Acute altitude-related problems consist of the common syndrome of acute mountain sickness, which is relatively benign and usually self-limiting, and the rarer, more serious syndromes… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 11 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 66 extracted citations

Acute mountain sickness in athletes with neurological impairments.

Journal of rehabilitation research and development • 2013
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…