domingo, 19 de febrero de 2012
En viajes largos el peor asiento del avión es: ventanilla
En viajes de larga distancia en avión existe mayor riesgo de trombosis venosa profunda en personas de edad avanzada, embarazadas o en aquellas que ocupen asiento de ventanilla. No es cuestión de si el billete es de primera clase o de turista, es cuestión de que las personas que ocupan pasillo caminan más que las que ocupan ventanilla.
El mejor preventivo es moverse.
Puedes leer unas recomendaciones de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología.
Nota del American College of Chest Physicians:
New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) address the many risk factors for developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clot, as the result of long-distance travel. These risk factors include the use of oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy. The Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, published in the February issue of the journal CHEST, also suggest there is no definitive evidence to support that traveling in economy class can lead to the development of a DVT, therefore, dispelling the myth of the so-called “economy class syndrome.”
“Traveling in economy class does not increase your risk for developing a blood clot, even during long-distance travel; however, remaining immobile for long periods of time will,” said guideline co-author Mark Crowther, MD, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. “Long-distance travelers sitting in a window seat tend to have limited mobility, which increases their risk for DVT. This risk increases as other factors are present.” DVT is a serious condition that can lead to a potentially fatal blockage in the lung known as a pulmonary embolism (PE).
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