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Transient ischemic attacks at high altitude.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3698619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The precise etiology of transient neurologic deficits at high altitude is unclear, particularly since the subjects are not investigated as they would be had the events occurred in an urban environment. This report describes two subjects who experienced transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) while ascending the northeast ridge route of Mt. Everest during the Ultima Thule Everest Expedition, and a third subject with TIAs during three separate high-altitude climbs. Possible etiologies and treatment for TIAs at high altitude are suggested.
R N Wohns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-06     Completed Date:  1986-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Altitude Sickness / complications*
Anoxia / complications*
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Fluid Therapy
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
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