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Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
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The purpose of this study was to examine various changes of blood measures in select athletes with sickle cell trait due (SCT) to exercise at different simulated altitudes (n=2). Previous studies have determined that athletes with sickle cell trait have complications in diminished oxygen environments, along with the potential for a lower oxygen carrying capacity with exertion. The study used a Hypoxico Altitude Training System in order to alter the oxygenated environment, and the subjects were evaluated at 2,470, 5,000 and 8,370 feet elevations. Arterial oxygen saturations were measured with pulse oximetry. The study demonstrated that these athletes with sickle cell trait had arterial oxygen saturation percentages consistent with those of a hypoxic nature throughout an exercise bout.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Reynolds, Samantha Elizabeth, "Hypoxic Stress in Athletes With Sickle Cell Trait" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2803.
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