Taking heart disease to new heights

Published: July, 2008

With some planning, you can get a Rocky Mountain high even if your heart isn't in tip-top shape.

Once upon a time, the only way to get to the top of a mountain was to hike up. The arduous journey kept all but the healthiest adventurers from enjoying the world's loftiest views. Today, autos, buses, cable cars, cog railways, and helicopters can whisk you from the lowlands to the highlands without your straining a muscle. Such unprecedented access means that more people with heart disease are taking high-altitude trips.

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