Developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a risk to keep in mind as you travel this holiday season. DVT is a blood clot that can form due to slow blood flow through the deep veins, sometimes because of prolonged immobility such as during a long-distance flight or a long car ride. If the blood clot breaks off and travels through the veins to lodge in the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism–a potentially fatal condition if not immediately diagnosed or treated. Please seek medical care immediately if you experience sudden onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, rapid pulse, or a cough after a long flight or car ride. Read more here.
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