Exercise induces rapid interstitial lung water accumulation in patients with chronic mountain sickness

Pratali, Lorenza; Rimoldi, Stefano F; Rexhaj, Emrush; Hutter, Damian; Faita, Francesco; Salmòn, Carlos Salinas; Villena, Mercedes; Sicari, Rosa; Picano, Eugenio; Allemann, Yves; Scherrer, Urs; Sartori, Claudio (2012). Exercise induces rapid interstitial lung water accumulation in patients with chronic mountain sickness. Chest, 141(4), pp. 953-8. Northbrook, Ill.: American College of Chest Physicians 10.1378/chest.11-0084

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Chronic mountain sickness (CMS) is a major public health problem in mountainous regions of the world. In its more advanced stages, exercise intolerance is often found, but the underlying mechanism is not known. Recent evidence indicates that exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension is markedly exaggerated in CMS. We speculated that this problem may cause pulmonary fluid accumulation and aggravate hypoxemia during exercise.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

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Rimoldi, Stefano, Rexhaj, Emrush, Hutter, Damian Marco, Allemann, Yves, Scherrer, Urs, Sartori, Claudio




American College of Chest Physicians




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04 Oct 2013 14:37

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Pratali, Lorenza;Rimoldi, Stefano F;Rexhaj, Emrush;Hutter, Damian;Faita, Francesco;Salmon, Carlos Salinas;Villena, Mercedes;Sicari, Rosa;Picano, Eugenio;Allemann, Yves;Scherrer, Urs;Sartori, Claudio;Chest. 2012 Apr;141(4):953-8. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-0084. Epub 2011 Sep 1.


https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14951 (FactScience: 222094)

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