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  1. DVT Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

    Nov. 26, 2007 -- Having a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or a pulmonary embolism may make a heart attack or stroke more likely, especially in the first year after having a DVT. Danish researchers report that news in The Lancet. A DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. A pulmonary emb

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  2. Danger! Deep Vein Thrombosis

    David Bloom -- an NBC news correspondent -- called his wife from a few miles outside Baghdad, resting on the fender of a tank. It was April 2003, and Bloom had spent several weeks traveling in military vehicles across the deserts of Iraq. He casually mentioned that he was having leg cramps, but neit

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  3. Cheney Treated for Blood Clot

    March 5, 2007 -- Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg, according to news reports. Cheney will take blood-thinning medications for several months to treat the clot, called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the reports say. DVTs are blood clots that form in veins de

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  4. In-Flight Blood Clots: Theory Grounded

    May 16, 2006 -- A new study clips the wings of one theory about why blood clots sometimes form during long flights. The theory holds that lower oxygen levels on long flights make blood clots more likely. The new study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, challenges that not

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  5. Compression Stockings Cut Fliers' DVT

    April 20, 2006 -- Wearing compression stockings on long flights may help avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) -- clots that form in legs' deep veins. Researchers recently reviewed 10 studies of compression stockings for DVT prevention in long-distance flights. The studies included a combined total of mo

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  6. Pine Bark Extract May Prevent Leg Clots

    Aug. 12, 2005 -- A supplement derived from French maritime pine bark may help reduce the risk of developing leg clots during long air flights. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs as a result of the blood's circulation being restricted. Long periods of inactivity or immobility, dehydration, and low hum

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  7. Compression Stockings Cut in-Flight Clot Risk

    June 16, 2005 -- Wearing compression stockings during long-haul flights may reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs by more than 12 times, a new study shows. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially dangerous type of blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the legs, torso, or arm. These

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  8. Flight Socks May Fight Blood Clots in Legs

    Nov. 9, 2004 -- Wearing special socks on long flights may help reduce the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, according to a new study. Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for clots that form in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis. Blood clots in these deep

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  9. Popular Drugs Called Statins Not Just for Cholesterol Anymore

    June 14, 2001 -- Statin drugs are famed for their ability to save lives by lowering cholesterol and preventing heart attacks and strokes. A new study suggests that these medications may prevent yet another life threatening condition: deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. DVT is a condition in which a blood

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  10. Sweating Over Economy-Class Tickets?

    May 10, 2001 -- Attention summer travelers: Are you phobic about those cheap airline tickets you just bought? Well, stand by. The controversy about so-called "economy class syndrome" isn't over, so there's still no telling whether you need to upgrade them. A new study finds that as many as 10% of ai

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