Current Medicine Research and Practice

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

Pulmonary thromboembolism following seated immobility


Lydia Jesurun, Hyma Jose, Anil Thomas, Jency Maria Koshy 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Jesurun L, Jose H, Thomas A, Koshy JM. Pulmonary thromboembolism following seated immobility.Curr Med Res Pract 2021;11:181-183


How to cite this URL:
Jesurun L, Jose H, Thomas A, Koshy JM. Pulmonary thromboembolism following seated immobility. Curr Med Res Pract [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 22 ];11:181-183
Available from: http://www.cmrpjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2352-0817;year=2021;volume=11;issue=4;spage=181;epage=183;aulast=Jesurun;type=0