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Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Systemic Disease |

Prolonged Duration of Sleep Apnea Events and Polycythemia for Highlanders at Sea Level

Lu Tan, MD; Yun Li, PhD; Junying Zhou, PhD; Jihui Zhang, PhD; Rong Ren, PhD; Yun-Kwok Wing, PhD; Xiangdong Tang, PhD
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West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A477. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.496
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SESSION TITLE: Systemic Disease

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: There was limited understanding of the impact on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in highlanders and the accompanying changes when descending to lower altitude. A small-scale study showed that highlanders with OSA had an increased duration of OSA when descending to sea level.

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