Picano, "Frequent subclinical high-altitude pulmonary edema
detected by chest sonography as ultrasound lung comets in recreational climbers," Critical Care Medicine, vol.
Those men and women had previously experienced high-altitude pulmonary edema
, a potentially life-threatening condition in which fuid collects in the lungs.
Inhaled nitric oxide for high-altitude pulmonary edema
. N Engl J Med.
Jiayong, "NT-ProBNP levels are moderately increased in acute high-altitude pulmonary edema
," Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, vol.
Positive association of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms with high-altitude pulmonary edema
. Circulation 2002; 106: 826-30.
Pulmonary function and hypoxic ventilatory response in subjects susceptible to high-altitude pulmonary edema
. Chest 1993; 103(1): 111-6.
"It had been assumed that avalanches and falling ice - particularly in the Khumbu Icefall on the Nepal route - were the leading causes of death and that high-altitude pulmonary edema
would be a common problem at such extreme altitude.
(3) However, even while maintaining sufficient oxygen saturation, Gabry and colleagues reported patients with high-altitude pulmonary edema
arising at elevations between 4,600 and 8,000 ft.
Only 6% knew the early symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema
; 22% knew the proper treatment.
When fluids accumulate in the lungs, High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
(HAPE) can, in effect, drown a person.