Video Gaming Leads To Hospitalization For Boy
from the beware dept
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is commonly called “economy class syndrome” as it seems to happen most frequently on people stuck in economy class airplane seats for extended periods of time. Basically, it’s a situation where blood clots develop in leg veins – mostly due to someone sitting in the same position for a long time. It’s potentially fatal. However, this may be the first known case of a kid developing DVT while playing a video game for too long. He was apparently kneeling on his legs, and playing games for quite some time. Of course, it makes you wonder how someone could sit still for so long. On airplanes, there aren’t many options, but a kid playing a video game can at least adjust how he’s sitting.