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If I fly business class or fly first class will this help prevent dvts?

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In brief: Possibly

If you are able to elevate your feet to near heart level, the chances of venous stasis leading to DVT go way down, and this is easier in the larger seats in business and first class.

In brief: Possibly

If you are able to elevate your feet to near heart level, the chances of venous stasis leading to DVT go way down, and this is easier in the larger seats in business and first class.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Flying and DVT

It is generally felt that having more leg room when flying will aid in preventing blood clots during the flight.
The reason for this thought is that bending the knee will impede the return of venous blood behind the knee which could lead to the development of a blood clot. This certainly sounds reasonable so, if possible, the move leg room the better when flying.

In brief: Flying and DVT

It is generally felt that having more leg room when flying will aid in preventing blood clots during the flight.
The reason for this thought is that bending the knee will impede the return of venous blood behind the knee which could lead to the development of a blood clot. This certainly sounds reasonable so, if possible, the move leg room the better when flying.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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