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Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor (Sildenafil, Other) Therapy for Prevention or Treatment of High-Altitude Hypoxemia

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Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Pulmonology
Neurology

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Description:

Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors such as Sildenafil can improve exercise capacity in a nonacclimatized person at high altitude. The alveolar hypoxemia that occurs at high altitudes results in pulmonary vasoconstriction and pulmonary hypertension.

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