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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 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Research Team Headed for Mount Everest

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic physiologists have left Rochester, Minn., on the first leg of their journey to Mount Everest where they will conduct research and collect data on extreme athletes making an ascent on the peak via two routes. The Mayo group will monitor up to nine climbers from [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Leave for Everest on Monday

A Mayo Clinic research team of physiologists will leave for Nepal and Mount Everest on Monday afternoon, April 16, from the Rochester, Minn., airport. The team of six will be available for photos and comments at 3:30 p.m. Central time in front of the airport at 7600 Helgerson Dr. SW. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 22, 2012.  It's a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It's also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest's extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity [...]

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Did They Know What They Were Getting Themselves Into, Going To Mt. Everest?

The Mayo Everest Research Team is on its way home after almost four weeks of packing, traveling, trekking and monitoring with National Geographic, The North Face and Montana State University climbers.  The medical group will be back in the U.S. Saturday night to begin compiling several week's worth of data. Back in April, before [...]

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'Tent' Testing For Mt. Everest (pkg.)

The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory, they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the [...]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Why Do Everest Climbers Matter To Patients Near Sea Level?

Mt. Everest Base Camp Photo by Andy Bardon 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 [...]

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