Cardiovascular disease

WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT)

Project on air travel and venous thromboembolism

The WRIGHT project, which was set up on 21 June 2001, is a comprehensive research programme developed by the WRIGHT group under the auspices of the World Health Organization.

The project consists of a series of research studies to fill the key information gaps in available knowledge on the suspected link between air travel and venous thrombosis. The studies which cover epidemiological, clinical and physiological areas, will provide key information on the frequency of venous thrombosis, the magnitude of its association with air travel, and the caused mechanisms to possible prevention strategies for air travellers.

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