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Myocardial infarction in a 21-year-old healthy man on rapid ascent
  1. Y C Huang1,
  2. I-T Chu2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Chiayi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
  2. 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chiayi Christian Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Y C Huang
 86 Golden Dragon Street, Chiayi, 60069, Taiwan; Galaxy.bear{at}

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Exposure to high altitude without acclimatisation can result in acute mountain sickness. Although increased angina and arrhythmia have been reported in coronary patients with acute elevation, moderate elevation up to 2500–3500 m does not pose a hazard for a patient with stable coronary artery disease and good exercise tolerance.1,2 However, we treated a young, healthy man who experienced …

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