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His lecture will cover how the human heart and blood vessels adapt to life under the low oxygen levels experienced at high altitude. Findings from multiple research expeditions to Mount Everest Basecamp and the Peruvian Andes will be reported, including data from populations native to high altitude environments such as Sherpa.