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Clinical recommendations for high altitude exposure of individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions.

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The travelling options currently available allow an increasingly large number of individuals, including sedentary people, the elderly and diseased patients, to reach high altitude (HA) locations, defined as locations higher than 2500 m above sea level (asl),1S i.e. the altitude above which many of the physiological responses that represent challenges for the human body start developing. Physiological acclimatization mechanisms impose an increased workload on the cardiovascular system, but ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/eurheartj/ehx720

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Agostoni, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
Brugger, H More by this author
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Department of Innovation, Research and University of the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy More from this funder
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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European Heart Journal Journal website
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-15
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EISSN:
1522-9645
ISSN:
0195-668X
Pubs id:
pubs:821483
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uri:b938d265-492d-4bd4-aa9f-f10400cac328
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uuid:b938d265-492d-4bd4-aa9f-f10400cac328
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pubs:821483
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English
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