Hemodilution: Practical Experiences in High Altitude Expeditions

  • R. A. Zink
  • W. Schaffert
  • K. Messmer
  • W. Brendel
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine book series (TEPHY)


Increased hematocrit and evaluated hemoglobin concentrations are only two of many changes which occur regularly in high altitude climbers. Many authors have described these alterations, and enhanced erythropoesis due to chronic hypoxemia is the explanation usually given.


High Altitude Blood Viscosity Total Body Water Base Camp Cold Injury 
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  • R. A. Zink
  • W. Schaffert
  • K. Messmer
  • W. Brendel

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