High altitude climbers at risk for brain bleeds

 

High altitude climbers at risk for brain bleeds

High altitude climbers at risk for brain bleeds.

New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and brain research shows that mountain climbers who experience a certain type of high altitude sickness have traces of bleeding in the brain years after the initial incident, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a severe and often fatal condition that can affect mountain climbers, hikers, skiers and travelers at high altitudes—typically above 7,000 feet, or 2,300 meters.