American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Atrial Fibrillation, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress

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  • Publication Year: 1996

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress

On May 26, at 2100, old Swiss climber Dr. Paul Robadey (55) was flown from the 14,200 foot Ranger camp by the NPS helicopter to the 7,200 foot base camp. Robadey was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by NPS VIP doctors and a cardiologist from the Alaska Regional Hospital via a phone consultation. Robadey was transferred to a fixed wing aircraft and flown to Talkeetna. (Source: Daryl Miller, Mountaineering Ranger, Denali National Park)

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