High Altitude

Human Adaptation to Hypoxia

  • Erik R. Swenson
  • Peter Bärtsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul T. Schumacker
    Pages 1-22
  3. Stilla Frede, Joachim Fandrey
    Pages 23-35
  4. Luc J. Teppema, Remco R. Berendsen
    Pages 37-55
  5. Andrew M. Luks, Susan R. Hopkins
    Pages 57-83
  6. Marco Maggiorini, Peter Bärtsch, Erik R. Swenson
    Pages 85-102
  7. Aaron L. Baggish, Eugene E. Wolfel, Benjamin D. Levine
    Pages 103-139
  8. Philip N. Ainslie, Mark H. Wilson, Christopher H. E. Imray
    Pages 141-170
  9. Mark J. Drinkhill, Roger Hainsworth, Victoria E. Claydon
    Pages 171-189
  10. Hans Hoppeler, Matthias Mueller, Michael Vogt
    Pages 191-202
  11. Peter Bärtsch, Jim S. Milledge
    Pages 203-216
  12. Erik R. Swenson, Niels V. Olsen
    Pages 217-236
  13. Jean-Paul Richalet
    Pages 237-252
  14. Noor Hamad, Simon Travis
    Pages 253-270
  15. Robert S. Mazzeo, Erik R. Swenson
    Pages 271-284
  16. George A. Brooks
    Pages 285-300
  17. Carsten Lundby
    Pages 301-323
  18. Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner, Konrad E. Bloch
    Pages 325-339
  19. Susan Niermeyer
    Pages 341-355
  20. Cynthia M. Beall
    Pages 357-377
  21. Peter Bärtsch, Damian Miles Bailey
    Pages 379-403
  22. Robert B. Schoene, Erik R. Swenson
    Pages 405-427
  23. Fabiola León-Velarde, María Rivera-Ch, Luis Huicho, Francisco C. Villafuerte
    Pages 429-447
  24. Andrew M. Luks, Peter H. Hackett
    Pages 449-477
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 479-496

About this book


Over the last decade the science and medicine of high altitude and hypoxia adaptation has seen great advances. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia addresses the challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and the particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to high altitude. In-depth and comprehensive chapters cover both the basic science and the clinical consequences of exposure to high altitude.  Genetic, cellular, organ and whole body system responses to high altitudes are covered and chapters discuss these effects on a wide range of diseases.  Expert authors provide insight into the care of patients with pre-existing medical conditions that fail in some cases to adapt as well as offer insights into how high altitude research can help critically ill patients.  High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia is an important new volume that offers a window into greater understanding and more successful treatment of hypoxic human diseases.


Acute Mountain Sickness High Altitude Medicine High Altitude and Common Medical Conditions Human Adaptation Hypoxia

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik R. Swenson
    • 1
  • Peter Bärtsch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonVA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Medical University ClinicHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8771-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8772-2
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