Br Heart J 38:981-983 doi:10.1136/hrt.38.9.981
  • Research Article

Lack of effect of bed rest and cigarette smoking on development of deep venous thrombosis after myocardial infarction.


In a prospective study of patients admitted to a coronary care unit, the incidence of isotopically diagnosed deep venous thrombosis was found to be related to the severity of illness rather than to the duration of bed rest. In addition, no negative correlation was found between cigarette smoking and deep venous thrombosis.