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Travel boom sparks blood clot warning

Leary, C. and Baker, R. (2013) Travel boom sparks blood clot warning. West Australian, 7 September 2013 .


A Perth doctor says the risk of deep vein thrombosis is increasing from cheap flights, high-frequency business travel and more baby boomers and retirees seeing the world.

Ross Baker, a professor at Murdoch University’s centre for thrombosis and haemophilia, said the risk of travel-related DVT was still relatively low in healthy people but other factors, including being older than 40, increased the risk...

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Publisher: West Australian Newspapers Limited
Copyright: (c) 2013, West Australian Newspapers Limited
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