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What You Need to Know About Traveling and Blood Clots

April 16, 2018 | Vein and Vascular Center

If you are a frequent traveler, especially if you travel long distances, you are at an increased risk of developing blood clots in the legs (known as deep vein thrombosis).

The condition is sometimes referred to as “economy class syndrome.” This is because it’s most commonly seen in those who regularly take long plane flights, but it is not limited to air travel. Blood clots can develop due to movement limitations when traveling via plane, bus, car or train. Your risk increases the longer you are immobile.


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