DVT and PE in marathon runners who fly

Dr Samuel Goldhaber


May 17, 2011

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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.


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