Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62--65

Pulmonary embolism in young natives of high altitude


Sanjay Singhal1, Srinivasa Alasinga Bhattachar2, Vivek Paliwal3, Vineet Kumar Malhotra2, Kalyani Addya4, Atul Kotwal5 
1 Department of Medicine, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Physiology, High Altitude Medical Research Centre, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Radiology, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Hospital Administration, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Singhal
153, General Hospital, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Thrombotic events are relatively common in high altitude areas and known to occur in young soldiers working at high altitude without usual risk factors associated with thrombosis at sea-level. However, till now, cases with thrombotic events were reported only in lowlanders staying at high altitude. These two cases of pulmonary embolism demonstrate that thrombotic events can occur in highlanders after a prolonged stay at the extreme altitude.


How to cite this article:
Singhal S, Bhattachar SA, Paliwal V, Malhotra VK, Addya K, Kotwal A. Pulmonary embolism in young natives of high altitude.Heart Views 2016;17:62-65


How to cite this URL:
Singhal S, Bhattachar SA, Paliwal V, Malhotra VK, Addya K, Kotwal A. Pulmonary embolism in young natives of high altitude. Heart Views [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];17:62-65
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