MountainMed Podcast 5 - High Altitude Acclimatization Part 1 - The Short Game

Dr. Darryl Macias is back with another edition of our MountainMed Podcast. This month he addresses the short term adaptations that occur during acclimatization to high altitude.

Give it a listen and give us some feedback with any questions you may have!


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3. Macias DJ, Bartsch: The "OLD HAG" mnemonic discussion. At X World Congress of High Altitude and Physiology, Bolzano Italy, May 28 2014 (submitted to High Altitude Medicine and Physiology)
4. Subudhi AW, Bourdillon N, et al. AltitudeOmics: The Integrative Physiology of Human Acclimatization to Hypobaric Hypoxia and Its Retention upon Reascent. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3): e92191.