REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

A Brief Review of High Altitude Thrombosis


1 Department of Vascular Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Army Hospital (R and R), New Delhi, India
3 Department of Vascular Surgery, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
4 Department of Vascular Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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RPS Gambhir
King's College Hospital, London
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0820.142362

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Spontaneous vascular thrombosis may occur after a short climb or prolonged stay at high altitude (HA). Both venous and arterial thrombosis has been reported in the literature and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is often difficult; treatment delayed and postthrombotic sequelae disabling. Experimental evidence is limited and trials to prove thrombogenecity of HA are technically challenging to conduct. A greater understanding and awareness of its varied presentations and management is required by all those engaged in treating such patients.


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