Car Travel-Related Thrombosis: Fact or Fiction?

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a characteristic of the pathological condition known as economy class syndrome (or traveler's thrombosis). VTE is most commonly associated with long travel journeys via airplane; however, travel via other modes, such as trains, trucks, buses, or cars, could potentially contribute to VTE as well. In this article, the authors review existing epidemiological studies that explore the association between car journeys and VTE. The literature suggests that factors increasing risk for VTE include uninterrupted car journeys lasting 4 hours or longer, vehicles with a narrow seatpitch, and pre-existing acquired or inherited prothrombotic conditions.


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  • Accession Number: 01686552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2018 3:39PM