Every year, thousands of people travel to high altitude and experience hypoxemia. At high altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases. The aim of this observational study was to determine if there is a relationship between anthropometric features and basic cardiorespiratory variables, including oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rate (HR), and blood pressure (BP), following acute exposure to high altitude.
A Breathtaking Lift: Sex and Body Mass Index Differences in Cardiopulmonary Response in a Large Cohort of Unselected Subjects with Acute Exposure to High Altitude. Vignati C, Mapelli M, Nusca B, Bonomi A, Salvioni E, Mattavelli I, Sciomer S, Faini A, Parati G, Agostoni P. High Alt Med Biol. 2021 Aug 23. doi: 10.1089/ham.2021.003