High altitude pulmonary edema.

  title={High altitude pulmonary edema.},
  author={Peter B{\"a}rtsch},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={31 1 Suppl},
  • Peter Bärtsch
  • Published 1999 in Medicine and science in sports and exercise
High altitude pulmonary edema. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 31, No. 1 (Suppl.), pp. S23-S27, 1999. Altitude, speed and mode of ascent, and, above all, individual susceptibility are the most important determinants for the occurrence of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). This illness usually occurs only 2-5 d after acute exposure to altitudes above 2500-3000 m. Chest radiographs and CT scans show a patchy predominantly peripheral distribution of edema. Wedge pressure is normal at rest, and… CONTINUE READING


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