Altitude sickness echocardiography and ultrasound

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Farima Kahe M.D. [2]

Overview

Ultrasound may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of high altitude pulmonary edema which shows increased extravascular lung water.

Echocardiography/Ultrasound

  • There are no ultrasound findings associated with altitude sickness. However, an ultrasound may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of high altitude pulmonary edema, which include:[1][2]
    • Increased extravascular lung water

References

  1. Pratali L, Cavana M, Sicari R, Picano E (September 2010). "Frequent subclinical high-altitude pulmonary edema detected by chest sonography as ultrasound lung comets in recreational climbers". Crit. Care Med. 38 (9): 1818–23. doi:10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181e8ae0e. PMID 20562696.
  2. Fagenholz PJ, Gutman JA, Murray AF, Noble VE, Thomas SH, Harris NS (April 2007). "Chest ultrasonography for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema". Chest. 131 (4): 1013–8. doi:10.1378/chest.06-1864. PMID 17426204.

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