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High elevation's effect on heart patient??
I'm 68 and have heart disease and want to move from 300' to 4,540' elevation.  Is that something I can adjust to?

I'm female and have had less endurance all my life than most people.

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As you know the higher you climb above sea level, the less oxygen there is in the air. The oxygen level becomes very low at altitudes above 8,000 feet, and that could be problematic, but one's body adjusts at that altitude. Altitude of 4540' won't be a problem.
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at altitudes up to 2000 feet, oxygen is around 20%. At 3000 to 4000 feet oxygen drops to around 18-18.5%. At 4500 feet oxygen is around 17.5%. As Kenkeith says, this will not be a problem, your body will adjust.
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Thanks so much to you two guys for taking the time to answer! !

I very much want to return to my hometown - Grand Junction, CO.

Liz Ellerbe
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