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Home arrow News arrow Travel Tips arrow Low Risk of Blood Clots on Long Flights
Low Risk of Blood Clots on Long Flights
Thursday, 09 February 2012
A new study has indicated that there is minimal risk of blood clots forming in the legs of passengers in economy class, when compared with their counterparts in first class. Despite there is less room to stretch out in economy class, new guidelines on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) say that there is no scientific basis for “economy class syndrome.”

The risk of blood clots forming goes up every two hours of flight, but it only becomes substantial at eight hours and above. There is also a slight increase in risk when sitting in a window seat, but this applies more to people who have a pre-existing condition that increases their risk of blood clots. For those people who are healthy and normal, there is virtually no risk at all.

See the original Google News article for more details.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 February 2012 )
 
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