The likely explanation for the phenomenon, sometimes called economy-class syndrome
, is that long periods of sitting promote clots, particularly in susceptible people, investigators say.
DVT, also known as economy-class syndrome
, is a potentially fatal condition in which blood forms clots during long periods of inactivity in cramped seating such as aircraft seats.
Five years ago, nobody had heard of economy-class syndrome
HOLIDAYING outside Europe could triple surgery patients' chances of developing so-called economy-class syndrome
, a panel of health experts and MPs has warned.
A medical society suggested Thursday that economy-class syndrome
, a potentially fatal condition caused by long flights in cramped seats, should be renamed ''passengers' thrombosis'' as it affects travelers using a wide range of transport.
However, publicity has centered on the possibility that one or more of the Economy-Class Syndrome
fatalities may have occurred without prior symptoms or known risk.
DVT - also known as economy-class syndrome
- occurs when blood clots form in the legs.
LONG-haul air travellers may be able to reduce the risk of economy-class syndrome
- deep vein thrombosis - by taking the herb ginkgo biloba.
The seats will be used as part of a study into the so-called economy-class syndrome
by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
or also affects business travellers.
All Nippon Airways' (ANA) 24-hour service system for in-flight medical care of illnesses that arise on its international flights, including economy-class syndrome
, is proving highly effective, ANA officials said Wednesday.
According to his findings, 40% of airlines said they had not even heard of the condition - also known as economy-class syndrome
- while 55% provided what he called 'inadequate, misleading or dangerous' advice.