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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 181-183

Pulmonary thromboembolism following seated immobility

Department of Medicine, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lydia Jesurun
3BHK, Doctors Quarteres, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Kuttapuzha, Thiruvalla - 689 103, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_36_20

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This report describes the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in a young healthy adult male who was driving an automatic car without interruption. There is mounting evidence that prolonged cramped sitting increases the risk of DVT of the legs and PE. We propose that a newer risk factor of seated immobility syndrome is the reason for this catastrophic development of DVT and PE in this patient.

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