Mayo doctor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to understand his patients' symptoms

Posted on February 19th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Dr. Robert Frantz has been training to climb of the tallest mountain in Africa — Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro at a summit of a littlefrantzbob over 19,300 feet — and now it's time to go. Frantz leaves for Tanzania on Wednesday, starts climbing on Friday and expects to summit on Feb. 26…

 

It's a fundraiser to help find a cure for his patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. As he climbs in elevation, Frantz expects to experience shortness of breath, similar to symptoms his patients feel on a daily basis.

 

Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 2/15/10

Tags: Dr. Robert Frantz, Mount Kilimanjaro, Pulmonary, pulmonary arterial hypertension

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