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Table 1 Parameters measured with noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring using Electrical Cardiometry

From: Changes of hemodynamic and cerebral oxygenation after exercise in normobaric and hypobaric hypoxia: associations with acute mountain sickness

  Normobaric hypoxia (hypoxic chamber) Hypobaric hypoxia (Little Matterhorn summit)
Munich 520 m Ascent to simulated 3883 m Exercise at simulated 3883 m Munich 520 m Ascent to 3883 m Exercise at 3883 m 3883 m after 24 h 3883 m after 24 h and O2
Cardiac index (l/min/m2) 2.8 ± 0.6 3.0 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.50 2.7 ± 0.9 3.0 ± 0.9 3.6 ± 0.8** 3.1 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 0.6
Cardiac output (l/min) 5.2 ± 0.8 5.6 ± 0.5 6.8 ± 0.8 5.0 ± 1.5 5.8 ± 1.6 6.9 ± 1.5 5.8 ± 1.4 5.3 ± 1.2
Stroke volume (ml) 84.3 ± 7.8 85.3 ± 7.6 76.5 ± 8.4 81.4 ± 14.0 74.1 ± 14.0 68.0 ± 10.7* 67.6 ± 13.5* 69.6 ± 13.6
Left ventricular ejection time (ms) 303 ± 27 304 ± 11 267 ± 13 313 ± 12 281 ± 12*** 240 ± 16*** 264 ± 20*** 282 ± 19**
Index of contractility 68.8 ± 20.1 68.2 ± 8.0 53.1 ± 13.8 64.8 ± 22.6 50.0 ± 17.5 45.2 ± 17.1** 44.0 ± 15.2** 45.9 ± 13.6*
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD. Statistical analysis with one-way repeated-measures ANOVA with Greenhouse-Geisser correction, followed by multiple comparisons with Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 vs. baseline in Munich at 520 m