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Lowered air pressure on planes can cause thrombosis

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1244
  1. Judy Jones
  1. London

    Long haul air travellers may be at increased risk of venous thrombosis, not just in the cramped conditions of economy class but throughout the plane because of reduced air pressure.

    A Norwegian research team exposed 20 healthy male volunteers to a hypobaric environment similar to that in an aeroplane cabin. They were …

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