Pulmonary pressure and cardiac function in chronic mountain sickness patients.

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BACKGROUND Chronic mountain sickness (CMS) is characterized by a loss of adaptation to hypoxia in high-altitude (HA) dwellers. Chronic hypoxemia, excessive erythrocytosis and frequently pulmonary hypertension (PH), which may lead to cardiac failure, develop in patients. We sought to assess the determinants of cardiac function in CMS patients with hypoxia… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.08-1094

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@article{Maignan2009PulmonaryPA, title={Pulmonary pressure and cardiac function in chronic mountain sickness patients.}, author={Maxime Maignan and Maria C Rivera-Ch and Catherine Privat and Fabiola L{\'e}on-Velarde and J. P. Richalet and Isabelle Pham}, journal={Chest}, year={2009}, volume={135 2}, pages={499-504} }