Jul 30, 2017
Author: Gretchen Hinson, M.D.
- High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is caused
when hypoxemia due to low ambient pO2 leads to breakdown and
constriction of the pulmonary vasculature leading to
is very rare under 8000 ft, but common over 10000 ft (6%). Over
18,000 ft the incidence is very...