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DVT and PE in marathon runners who flyMay 17, 2011 16:10 EDT
A new study examines hypercoagulability in marathon runners, specifically asking whether those who travel to their competitions via air are more susceptible to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The hypothesis is intriguing. What are your thoughts?
Parker B, Augeri A, Capizzi J, et al. Effect of air travel on exercise-induced coagulatory and fibrinolytic activation in marathon runners. Clin J Sport Med 2011; 21:126-130. Available here.