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May 17th, 2012

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

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One in a series of articles on the science of the expedition, this by Doug Summerfield, M.D. and Bryan Taylor, Ph.D. One interesting, and potentially very dangerous, component of Mountain Sickness is the development of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). HAPE occurs in ~6% of those who travel to altitudes above 14,000 feet and is […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, HAPE, high altitude pulmonary edema, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, pulmonary edema


May 7th, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest

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The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the tests […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


May 1st, 2012

Why We Are Here

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This is the first of a series of articles about the science, medical applications and mission of the Mayo Everest expedition From Amine Issa, Ph.D. The first thing most people think of when they hear you are headed to Mount Everest is “Top of the World” or “Summit”, and the first thing I have to […]

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Tags: altitude research, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology, pulmonary edema, sleep apnea


March 21st, 2012

Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

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It’s a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It’s also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest’s extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity or advanced age. To take advantage of that, Mayo Clinic researchers […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, extreme athletes, extreme medicine, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, sleep disorders


March 17th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

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Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo’s team is headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., a veteran […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, cardiology, Mayo, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, remote monitoring


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