Update: High altitude pulmonary edema.

  title={Update: High altitude pulmonary edema.},
  author={Peter D B{\"a}rtsch and Erik R Swenson and Marco Maggiorini},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Recent high altitude studies with pulmonary artery (PA) catheterization and broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) in early high altitude pulmonary edema(HAPE) have increased our understanding of the pathogenetic sequence in HAPE. High preceding PA and pulmonary capillary pressures lead to a non-inflammatory leak of the alveolar-capillary barrier with egress of red cells, plasma proteins and fluid into the alveolar space. The mechanisms accounting for an increased capillary pressure remain speculative… CONTINUE READING
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