n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Cardio news

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 274 2002 New insight into the link between DVT and air travel The connection between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel has enjoyed little research to date. The general thinking is that the 'danger' period appears to be after three or four hours of sitting. Increased altitude has been shown to cause swelling in the legs while there is also some suggestion that it may reduce the body's ability to break down clots. The reason for this is unknown at present. In 2001, a group of UK doctors under Dr John Scurr published a report in the Lancet claiming that ..

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