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May 7, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest


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 involved an altitude tent and the data collected might help patients with heart failure. Vivien Williams reports.

Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, Events, heart disease, Innovations, Mount Everest, National Geographic, News, North Face, People, Progress Updates, pulmonary edema

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