Evaluating the safety of high-altitude travel in patients with adult congenital heart disease.

@article{Luks2010EvaluatingTS,
  title={Evaluating the safety of high-altitude travel in patients with adult congenital heart disease.},
  author={Andrew M Luks and Karen Stout and Erik R Swenson},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={220-32}
}
As medical management and surgical techniques continue to improve, patients with congenital heart disease are surviving further into adulthood and seeking to participate in multiple activities. Given the increasing popularity of adventure recreation, it is likely that many of these individuals will express interest in travel to and activities at high altitude. At first glance, the hypoxia associated with acute altitude exposure would appear to pose high risks for patients with underlying… CONTINUE READING

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