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]

References

  1. Anonymous (2021), 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.