High altitude climbing without supplementary oxygen is a common sporting practice and athletes have been extensively evaluated with respect to possible brain functional impairment during its performance. Little is known on the contrary about long-term effects of hypoxia on the central nervous system. We evaluated, at sea level, a group of 10 high-altitude climbers with a battery of neuropsychological tests before and 75 days after the ascent. Our results suggest the occurrence of an impairment of memory performance after return to sea-level at least in some subjects, while speech and certain practical abilities were unchanged

Cavaletti, G., Garavaglia, P., Arrigoni, G., Tredici, G. (1990). Persistent memory impairment after high altitude climbing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 11(3), 176-178 [10.1055/s-2007-1024787].

Persistent memory impairment after high altitude climbing

CAVALETTI, GUIDO ANGELO;TREDICI, GIOVANNI
1990

Abstract

High altitude climbing without supplementary oxygen is a common sporting practice and athletes have been extensively evaluated with respect to possible brain functional impairment during its performance. Little is known on the contrary about long-term effects of hypoxia on the central nervous system. We evaluated, at sea level, a group of 10 high-altitude climbers with a battery of neuropsychological tests before and 75 days after the ascent. Our results suggest the occurrence of an impairment of memory performance after return to sea-level at least in some subjects, while speech and certain practical abilities were unchanged
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Altitude; Humans; Temporal Lobe; Hypoxia, Brain; Adult; Adolescent; Neuropsychological Tests; Time Factors; Memory Disorders; Male; Female; Mountaineering
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Cavaletti, G., Garavaglia, P., Arrigoni, G., Tredici, G. (1990). Persistent memory impairment after high altitude climbing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 11(3), 176-178 [10.1055/s-2007-1024787].
Cavaletti, G; Garavaglia, P; Arrigoni, G; Tredici, G
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