how to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during long trips

New Chest guidelines raise more questions than answers about how to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during long trips.

We've all heard of "economy class syndrome." But point out that immobility is the real culprit on long trips...generally over 6 hours.

Watch for patients at risk due to previous clots, cancer, recent surgery or trauma, advanced age, estrogen use, pregnancy, or obesity.

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