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Sean will use Viagra on Everest and hopes to prove that it will help avoid high altitude sickness. Viagra is known to increase blood flow in the lungs. Oxygen saturation measurements will be recorded throughout the climb from base camp to the summit.

Interesting hypothesis about the use of Viagra for high altitude climbing. I see that this is really old news. Did he actually complete this expedition? Did the viagra actually help him any at high altitude?


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Wow, that's kind of interesting, seems to make sense. For those who haven't heard the background, Viagra started as a drug to treat angina (chest pain caused by a lack of blood to the heart). It didn't help, but thanks to observant monitors in the clinical trial - who must track every 'adverse event' due to the drug - they noticed an AE much out of the norm, and the patients weren't complaining. Didn't take Pfizer long to see they were sitting on something big. No pun intended. :lol:

I only did a brief scan, and everything mentions a 14 man blinded study of low and high altitude tests, but nothing of the jump roper. The study is written up in the Annals of Internal Medicine, but I haven't had time to pull a copy and check it out. If anyone has anything on the jump roper I'd be interested.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3534558.stm


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