have noted other health risks related to flying; notably the possibility of developing
deep vein thrombi from prolonged periods of inactivity on long haul flights. Atrial
defibrillators are now also becoming standard equipment on planes to handle medical
emergencies. The risks related to these events are not yet known.
See: Travel-Related Deep Vein Thrombosis
Consultation on Air Travel and Venous
Kingdom, House of Lords, Select Committee on Science and Technology Fifth Report, Air
Travel and Health