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Pulmonary edema and the development of exercise-induced hypoxemia in highly trained endurance athletes Turner, Simon Patrick Duignan

Abstract

Twelve healthy male endurance trained athletes (mean age=24.8 ± 3.3 yrs, ht.=181.4 ± 4.8 cm., wt.=75.3 ± 6.7 kg., V02max=67.9 ± 5.6 ml/kg/min) served as subjects in an experiment to examine the effects of changing plasma volume on the relationship between pulmonary diffusion capacity (DLCO) and arterial blood oxygen saturation (%Sa02) following intense exercise. Subjects were divided into two groups based on the minimum %Sa02 recorded (HP47201A ear oximeter) during a V02max test; Non-desaturaters (ND=4) %SaO2>91.0 and Desaturaters (D=8) %SaO2

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