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Cardiac arrhythmias at high altitude.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21465912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Palpitations at high altitude have been experienced, but seldom recorded, for centuries. The hypoxia, sympathetic activation and alkalosis of altitude predispose to cardiac ischaemia and arrhythmia. Indeed, sudden cardiac death is responsible for 30% of all deaths during mountain sports at altitude. This article reviews the literature to date on the evidence for cardiac arrhythmias at altitude.
Authors:
D R Woods; C Boos; P R Roberts
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Northumbria NHS Trusts. DoctorDRWoods@aol.com
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