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Effects of Slow Deep Breathing at High Altitude on Oxygen Saturation, Pulmonary and Systemic Hemodynamics

  • Grzegorz Bilo,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Miriam Revera,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Maurizio Bussotti,

    Affiliation: Cardiologia Riabilitativa, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Milan, Italy

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  • Daniele Bonacina,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

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  • Katarzyna Styczkiewicz,

    Affiliation: I Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

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  • Gianluca Caldara,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Alessia Giglio,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Andrea Faini,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Andrea Giuliano,

    Affiliations: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

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  • Carolina Lombardi,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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  • Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz,

    Affiliation: I Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

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  • Giuseppe Mancia,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

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  • Piergiuseppe Agostoni mail,

    piergiuseppe.agostoni@unimi.it

    Affiliation: Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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  • Gianfranco Parati

    Affiliations: Department of Cardiology, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

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  • Published: November 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049074

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