Cardiac functional response to extreme altitude (>5000m) using echocardiography and transcriptomics - part of APEX 4

  • Pieles, Guido E (Principal Investigator)
  • Baillie, Kenneth (Principal Investigator)
  • Main, Shona (Principal Investigator)

Project Details


Hypobaric hypoxia is a significant stressor to the cardio-vascular system and its impact on cardiac function and metabolism is still debated. In particular the effect on the right ventricle has not been fully investigated. Our research group has been invited to join APEX 4 - one of the most respected high altitude expeditions ´to investigate cardiac function at 5300m altitude at Chacaltaya/ Bolivia.
AcronymAPEX 4 - heart function sub-study
Effective start/end date1/06/141/07/15


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