Relationship between arterial oxygen saturation and hematocrit, and effect of slow deep breathing on oxygen saturation in Himalayan high altitude populations.

@article{Nepal2012RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between arterial oxygen saturation and hematocrit, and effect of slow deep breathing on oxygen saturation in Himalayan high altitude populations.},
  author={Ojashwi Nepal and Bishnu Pokharel and Kishor Khanal and Sanku Mallik and B K Kapoor and Rajan Koju},
  journal={Kathmandu University medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 39},
  pages={30-4}
}
BACKGROUND The oxygen saturation of haemoglobin is reduced in high altitude-living organisms. Increase in the hematocrit is responsible for rise in the hemoglobin concentration so that the oxygen carrying capacity in the hypobaric hypoxic subject is elevated. OBJECTIVES To compare two different high altitude populations, in order to study the relationship… CONTINUE READING