Altitude sickness

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

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]

References

  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.