Air Travel and the Prevention of VTE


Air travel is often the preferred method of transportation for individuals seeking to cover great distances in the shortest amount of time. However, prolonged air travel can cause passengers to develop a dangerous condition known as venous thromboembolism, or VTE. VTE includes the conditions, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are blood clots that form in [...]

Study Confirms Drospirenone-Containing Birth Control Pills (YAZ and others) Increase Risk of VTE


According to a study published on October 25 in The British Medical Journal, newer-generation birth control pills, specifically those containing the progestogen hormones drospirenone, desogestrel or gestodene, double the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), compared to older-generation contraceptives containing the progestogen hormone, levonorgestrel. Best-selling brands and generics like Yaz and Ocella are examples of the [...]