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1) New technological applications of the classical breath holding test: saturation changes and circulation time.

2) Chronic Mountain Sickness as a mechanism of adaptation of ventilatory and respiratory alterations in pulmonary disease at high altitude.

3) The Triple Hypoxia Syndrome, as a reversible complication in CMS and a great aid in the diagnosis at high altitude.

4) The viral tongue sign in High Altitude Pulmonary Edema. (HAPE).

5) The normal variations of saturation in pulse-oximetry at high altitude.

6) Long breath holding time in patients with increased polycythemia in CMS, compared to normal residents.

7) Comparison of VO2 max between the soccer players of extreme altitude (Mountain Sajama 6542 m) and well trained native residents of La Paz 3600 m.


1) Foundation of the High Altitude Pathology Institute 1971.

2) Advanced software and specialized high tech equipment development for research.

3) Construction of the Hyperoxic Hypoxic Adaptation Chamber (Glass chamber) in La Paz (3510 m).

4) Construction of the multiple purpose glass Pyramid chamber in Chacaltaya (5300 m).

5) Execution of the soccer (football) game on the summit of Mountain Sajama (6542 m).

6) The IPPA WEb page with close to 4,000,000 visitors from all over the world, so far.

7) Advance in knowledge for diagnosis and treatment for people with acute disease at high altitude (high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, acute mountain sickness - sorojchi).

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