- By Bob Nellis
Why Do Everest Climbers Matter to Patients Near Sea Level? Mayo Experts Explain
ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 3, 2012. Mayo Clinic's Mount Everest expedition is exploring heart problems, sleep apnea, muscle wasting, calorie burning and other health issues faced by patients and high-altitude climbers alike. The work Mayo researchers are currently doing with climbers on the mountain has practical and conceptual tie-ins to many other projects under way at Mayo Clinic.
The following experts are available for interviews on how the Everest research applies to
- Energy expenditure and obesity — James Levine, M.D., Ph.D.
- Physiology of patients and extreme athletes — Michael Joyner, M.D.
- Cardiac problems — Lyle Olson, M.D.
- Muscle wasting — Sree Nair, M.D., Ph.D.
- Altitude sickness, travel medicine, aerospace medicine — Clayton Cowl, M.D.
- Altitude issues including F-22s, aerospace medicine — Lawrence Steinkraus, M.D.
- Sleep disorders, pulmonary and critical care medicine — Eric Olson, M.D.
For an interview with any of these experts, please contact Robert Nellis at 507-284-5005 or [email protected].
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Media Contact: Robert Nellis, 507-284-5005 (days), [email protected]