Hemodynamic Changes in Altitude Adaptation
We use a new technology (Nexfin from BMEYE-Inventive Hemodynamics) to monitor Cardiac Output, Blood Pressure, Fluid Responsiveness, Pulse Oximetry, Hemoglobin Concentration, Oxygen Delivery in Climbers during their process of acclimatization on a expedition to Mount Aconcagua.
Acute Mountain Sickness
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
High Altitude Cerebral Edema
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Hemodynamic Changes in Altitude Adaptation|
- Changes from baseline in Oxygen Delivery [ Time Frame: daily, up to 18 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Unit: ml/min baseline measure will be obtained at sea level
- Changes from baseline in Hemoglobin Concentration [ Time Frame: daily, up to 18 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Unit: mg/dl baseline measure will be obtained at sea level
- Changes from baseline in Blood pressure, Fluid Responsiveness, Oxygen Saturation, Cardiac Output [ Time Frame: daily, up to 18 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]baseline measure will be obtained at sea level
|Study Start Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Climbers on Mount Aconcagua
The Cohort consists of volunteers climbing Mount Aconcagua.
Several parameters will be recorded to analyze their influence on the adaptation to high altitude. Such as, food composition, dietary supplements, water intake and output.
|Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, 60590|
|Contact: Peter Stein, Dr. 0049 1577 6400 769 firstname.lastname@example.org|