Altitude sickness

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Altitude sickness is "a morbid condition of anoxia caused by the reduced available oxygen at high altitudes."[1]

Altitude sickness may have SpO2 of less than 86% and increased diastolic blood pressure may occur.[2]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Altitude sickness (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Koehle MS, Guenette JA, Warburton DE (2010). "Oximetry, heart rate variability, and the diagnosis of mild-to-moderate acute mountain sickness.". Eur J Emerg Med 17 (2): 119-22. DOI:10.1097/MEJ.0b013e32832fa099. PMID 19641462. Research Blogging.