Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine

High Altitude Physiology and Medicine

Editors: Brendel, W., Zink, R. A. (Eds.)

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High altitude physiology and medicine has again become important. The excep­ tional achievements of mountaineers who have climbed nearly all peaks over 8,000 m without breathing equipment raise the question of maximal adaptation ca­ pacity of man to low oxygen pressures. More importantly, the increase in tourism in the Andes and the Himalayas brings over 10,000 people to sites at altitudes above 4,000 and 5,000 m each year. At such heights several kinds of high alti­ tude diseases are likely to occur, and these complications require detailed medical investigations. Medical authorities need to inform both mountaineers and tourists as to how great a physical burden can be taken in the mountain environment without risk to health. Physicians need to know what kind of prophylaxis is to be employed at high altitudes to prevent the development of diseases and what therapeutic measures should be used once high altitude diseases have occurred. Moreover, the physical condition of the indigenous population living at higher altitudes such as the Andes and the Himalayas, who are exposed continuously to the stress of high altitude, requires our attention. We have become familiar with symptoms characteristic of chronic high-altitude disease: under special conditions this popu­ lation has a tendency to develop pulmonary hypertension, which is associated with pulmonary edema, pulmonary congestion, and right heart failure.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

Table of contents (49 chapters)
  • Sleep Hypoxemia at Altitude

    Pages 3-8

    Sutton, John R. (et al.)

  • O2 Breathing at Altitude: Effects on Maximal Performance

    Pages 9-15

    Cerretelli, P.

  • Oxygen Uptake at High Altitude: Limiting Role of Diffusion in Lungs

    Pages 16-20

    Piiper, Johannes

  • Respiratory and Cardiocirculatory Responses of Acclimatization of High Altitude Natives (La Paz, 3500 m) to Tropical Lowland (Santa Cruz, 420 m)

    Pages 21-27

    Paz Zamora, M. (et al.)

  • Chemoreflexive Ventilatory Response at Sea Level in Subjects With Past History of Good Acclimatization and Severe Acute Mountain Sickness

    Pages 28-32

    Hu, Shu-tsu (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Altitude Physiology and Medicine
Editors
  • W. Brendel
  • R. A. Zink
Series Title
Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5639-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5639-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-5641-0
Series ISSN
0172-6048
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
316
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