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March 21st, 2012

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


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

January 11th, 2010

Mayo’s Argentine Research Expedition


It’s extreme science about extreme athletes and explorers. People who climb mountains – or run up them – provide a great example of what the human body can do. Understanding their physiology in unusual environments will help researchers to understand better how the body works when it’s under the stress of disease and illness. Cardiology researcher […]

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Tags: cardiology, Diane Van Deren, extreme athletes, long distance running, physiology, remote monitoring

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