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High-Altitude Hypoxia Can be Detected Before Symptoms are Apparent

Posted by Dana Sparks, Oct 24, 2013

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers have found that hypoxia can be detected prior to incapacitating physical symptoms which can be a safety threat at high altitudes. Jan Stepanek, M.D., the Aerospace Medicine Program director and co-director of the Aerospace Medicine & Vestibular Research Laboratory, says, “This study opens the door for objective assessments of hypoxia and additional safeguards for military and commercials pilots and others working in high altitudes.”

The findings are published as the lead article in the October issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.

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