Respiratory function at different altitudes.

  title={Respiratory function at different altitudes.},
  author={Annalisa Cogo and Delfino Legnani and Luigi Allegra},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={64 6},
For the evaluation of a respiratory test at high altitude, several factors must be taken into account: the decreased barometric pressure, the decreased density of air and the degree of acclimatization which is related to the altitude and to the length of exposure. Several studies have shown a reduction in forced vital capacity (FVC) at high altitude and using simulated conditions, mainly related to an increase in pulmonary blood volume and development of interstitial edema. To assess the daily… CONTINUE READING

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