Computer Workers Risk Blood Clots
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - People who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen risk developing life-threatening blood clots, medical researchers warned.
e-Thrombosis,` the disorder was reported in theEuropean Respiratory Journal` by a group of researchers who described a 32-year-old man who almost died after developing a massive blood clot that formed in his leg veins and traveled to his lungs.
The man spent up to 18 hours a day working at his computer, the report said.
``This certainly wasn't an isolated case,'' the lead researcher, Richard Beasley, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Beasley, director of the New Zealand Medical Research Institute, and his colleagues said the incident may be first reported case of ``prolonged mobility sitting at a computer and life-threatening'' blood clots resulting.
Beasley has also led a team of New Zealand researchers investigating airplane ``economy class syndrome'' or deep vein thrombosis linked to long-distance air travel.
Deep-vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the legs. It can be fatal when part of the clot breaks off and blocks a blood vessel in the lungs.
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Dalem ten artyul zeby kazdy wiedzial :)
Ale ten gosciu siedzial 18 godzin!! Ja tyle nie siedze :)