Economy class stroke syndrome: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Kakkos2004EconomyCS,
  title={Economy class stroke syndrome: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Stavros K. Kakkos and George Geroulakos},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={239-43}
}
OBJECTIVES Venous thromboembolism associated with travelling, or economy class syndrome, is increasingly recognised as a sequence of long haul flights and so paradoxical cerebral embolism through a patent foramen ovale. Materials and methods. We present a new case of economy class stroke syndrome and review of the literature using MEDLINE search. RESULTS Literature review identified 12 additional cases. In most of them, stroke occurred in close approximation with landing of the aircraft… CONTINUE READING