Heath, D., Moosavi, H., and Smith, P. (1973).Thorax, 28, 694-700. Ultrastructure of high altitude pulmonary oedema. When rats are exposed for 12 hours to simulated high altitude corresponding to the summit of Mount Everest, they develop ultrastructural changes in the lungs. These consist of the formation and protrusion of multiple endothelial vesicles into the pulmonary capillaries. It seems likely that they are associated with the development of high altitude pulmonary oedema.
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