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Venous Thrombo-Embolisms - SciSpacE

Venous Thrombo-Embolisms

Recently a diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was made during a long duration ISS mission, which may lead to a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE). While DVTs (Deep Venous Thrombosis) can occur without PEs (Pulmonary Embolism), the latter is almost always preceded by a DVT.

This Topical Team will focus on creating an expert Topical Team in the domains of venous system status, haemodynamics, coagulation physiology, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) dynamics and the constraints of spaceflight to define a (operationally focused) research and technological/procedural evaluation roadmap. This is to define Venous Thrombo-Embolisms (VTE) pathophysiology, clinical presentation and facilitate the assessment of risk, whilst proposing evaluation of candidate diagnostic, mitigation, and management strategies compatible with human spaceflight.