Pulmonary hypertension and chronic mountain sickness.

  title={Pulmonary hypertension and chronic mountain sickness.},
  author={Robert Naeije and Rebecca R Vanderpool},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  volume={14 2},
Chronic mountain sickness is a syndrome of severe symptomatic polycythemia and hypoxemia occurring in natives or long-term high altitude sojourners. The condition may be complicated by pulmonary hypertension in proportion to decreased oxygenation, indicating hypoxic vasoconstriction and remodeling. Exercise in these patients is associated with a steep slope of pulmonary artery pressure-flow relationships and decreased vascular distensibility. Correction of pulmonary vascular resistance for… CONTINUE READING


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