economy class syndrome

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economy class syndrome

lower limb thrombosis or thromboembolism caused by restricted movement and cramped space associated with coach class airplane seats.
Deep vein thrombosis formed in the lower leg after prolonged immobility—e.g., in the cramped economy class seats on long flights
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Sometimes called "coach class syndrome," deep vein thrombosis is believed to kill more than 100 air passengers a year.