Pulmonary Embolism in Young Natives of High Altitude.

Journal Article

Thrombotic events are relatively common in high altitude areas and known to occur in young soldiers working at high altitude without usual risk factors associated with thrombosis at sea-level. However, till now, cases with thrombotic events were reported only in lowlanders staying at high altitude. These two cases of pulmonary embolism demonstrate that thrombotic events can occur in highlanders after a prolonged stay at the extreme altitude.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Singhal, S; Bhattachar, SA; Paliwal, V; Malhotra, VK; Addya, K; Kotwal, A

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 65

PubMed ID

  • 27512534

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4966210

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0976-5123

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1995-705X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4103/1995-705x.185115


  • eng