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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

June 15th, 2010

Mayo Researchers Test Climbers on Himalaya Expedition


The Mayo research team that featured in so many posts on this blog earlier in the year is at it again. This time Dr. Bruce Johnson’s lab has teamed up with world famous mountain climber and adventurer Mike Horn. One of Horn’s many projects is a climbing school for young people from around the world. […]

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Tags: altitude sickness, blood oxygen, extreme medicine, Mike Horn, mountain climbing, physiology

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