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Delayed acclimatization of the ventilatory threshold in healthy trekkers.

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OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that acclimatization to high altitude results in an improvement of the ventilatory threshold (VT). METHODS: Eight lowlanders underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing with a cycle ergometer to determine VT and peak oxygen uptake (Vo2peak) in Coventry, United Kingdom (altitude: 80 m), on arrival in leh, india (altitude: 3500 m), and after 12 days of acclimatization that included a 5-day high altitude trek up to 4770 m. RESULTS: Vo2peak fell on arrival at 350...

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10.1580/07-weme-br-1271.1

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Journal:
Wilderness and environmental medicine
Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
124-128
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1545-1534
ISSN:
1080-6032
URN:
uuid:58236d50-a57d-4c6f-8c29-42a4a65fcdb0
Source identifiers:
103477
Local pid:
pubs:103477

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