oa South African Medical Journal - Physiological effects of a change in altitude from Johannesburg to sea-level

Volume 46, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Rapid descent from Johannesburg, at an altitude of 1 763 m above sea-level, into a deep mine to sea-level resulted in an increase in maximum oxygen intake of 11 - 12% and a significant reduction in minute ventilation at submaximal and maximal effort.

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