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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 many other projects under way at Mayo Clinic.

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MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Everest graphics and explanatory materials are available for journalists at MayoClinicOnEverest.com; video is available on the Mayo Clinic News Network.

The following experts are available for interviews on how the Everest research applies to
their specialties:

For an interview with any of these experts, please contact Robert Nellis at 507-284-5005 or newsbureau@mayo.edu.


About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orgwww.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

Media Contact: Robert Nellis, 507-284-5005 (days), newsbureau@mayo.edu