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What does high altitude do for ischemic heart disease, is there any difference?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stress on heart
Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc.
Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells .And they wont feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesnt always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur.

In brief: Stress on heart
Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc.
Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells .And they wont feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesnt always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Lower oxygen
Levels at altitude can worsen ischemia.

In brief: Lower oxygen
Levels at altitude can worsen ischemia.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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