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Effect of low altitude (Dead Sea location) on exercise performance and wall motion in patients with coronary artery disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
0002-9149
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
83
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 10073828
Source
Medline
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Abstract

To evaluate the effects of low altitude on exercise performance and myocardial ischemia, 12 patients with coronary artery disease and 6 normal controls underwent ergometric and exercise echocardiography in Haifa, 130 m above sea level, and at the Dead Sea, 402 m below sea level. At the Dead Sea, exercise duration increased by 15% (p <0.05) in the patient and control groups and wall motion score index was improved in patients at rest and after exercise, indicating that descent to the Dead Sea in patients with coronary disease is safe, improves exercise performance, and decreases ischemia.

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