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deep vein

one of the many systemic veins that accompany the arteries, usually enclosed in a sheath that wraps both the vein and the associated artery. Various structures, such as the skull, vertebral column, and liver, are served by less closely associated arteries and veins. Compare superficial vein.

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Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

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This study involved patients of both genders aged between 15-45 years who presented with one or more episodes of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
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In fact, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) resulting in PE is a common cause of sudden death in patients who collapse, according to diagnostic and interventional radiologist Stephen Kee, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Long periods spent sitting--behind a desk, in a car, on a long flight, or on a couch--increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms mainly in a deep vein in the leg, which can lead to a pulmonary embolism, a condition that is often fatal.
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This is a long-lasting sore that can take up to nine months to heal because it has a very poor blood supply as a result of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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Bayer HealthCare announced today the approval in Japan of its oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the treatment and secondary prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).