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Predisposing Factors for a Thromboembolic Event During an Ascent to High Altitude

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Ascent to a high altitude may involve a number of changes that predispose a person to a thromboembolic event. These can have a devastating effect, especially if treatment is delayed.

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