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Does flying coach increase your chance of dvt?

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Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

The term "economy flight syndrome" refers to a DVT ocurring when remaining seated in cramped coach seats during long flights.
Although rare, this can occur in people with a high risk of dvt. The simplest preventions are calf exercises while sitting and walking periodically. In rare cases, a blood thinner can be prescribed for use prior to flying. Aspirin has not been shown to decrease DVT risk.

In brief: Sometimes

The term "economy flight syndrome" refers to a DVT ocurring when remaining seated in cramped coach seats during long flights.
Although rare, this can occur in people with a high risk of dvt. The simplest preventions are calf exercises while sitting and walking periodically. In rare cases, a blood thinner can be prescribed for use prior to flying. Aspirin has not been shown to decrease DVT risk.
Dr. Robert Roth
Dr. Robert Roth
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Flying

Not significant Air travel thrombosis occur s because legs are dependent Use of a support or compression stocking is advised as possibly also baby aspirin

In brief: Flying

Not significant Air travel thrombosis occur s because legs are dependent Use of a support or compression stocking is advised as possibly also baby aspirin
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Possibly

As dr. Roth said, immobility is the issue.
It is easier to move if you have an aisle seat and much easier to move if you aren't flying coach.

In brief: Possibly

As dr. Roth said, immobility is the issue.
It is easier to move if you have an aisle seat and much easier to move if you aren't flying coach.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. NAGHMA BURNEY
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Only few patients.

In brief: No

Only few patients.
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Dr. NAGHMA BURNEY
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