high-altitude pulmonary edema


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high-altitude pulmonary edema

Abbreviation: HAPE
Pulmonary edema that may occur in aviators, mountain climbers, or anyone exposed to decreased atmospheric pressure.
See: hypoxia
See also: edema
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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.
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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.

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