Altitude and coagulation activation: does going high provoke thrombosis?

@article{Veen2008AltitudeAC,
  title={Altitude and coagulation activation: does going high provoke thrombosis?},
  author={Joost Jair van Veen and Michael Makris},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={
          156-7
        }
}
thrombin generation (thrombin-antithrombin complexes and prothrombin fragment 1 + 2) and fibrinolysis (Ddimers, plasminogen activator inhibitor and tissue plasminogen activator). Overall the studies were small, differed in methodology and population under investigation and the results were conflicting. One well-controlled crossover study involving 71 volunteers showed a clear increase in markers for thrombin generation and fibrinolysis during an 8-hour flight compared to either immobilization… CONTINUE READING

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