Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a mayor health problem because of its hight prevalence in the general population.Sometimes COPD patients ask their Physicians abaut the possibility either to travel in mountain regions or to go by plane.The article rewiews this possibility analyzing the characteristics of COPD, the high altitude environment, the adaptationsof the respiratory system to high altitude and the recommendations for the patients.

COPD patients at altitude

COGO, Annaluisa;
2008

Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a mayor health problem because of its hight prevalence in the general population.Sometimes COPD patients ask their Physicians abaut the possibility either to travel in mountain regions or to go by plane.The article rewiews this possibility analyzing the characteristics of COPD, the high altitude environment, the adaptationsof the respiratory system to high altitude and the recommendations for the patients.
9783950131284
COPD; altitude; mountaineering; hypoxia; flight
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