Woman, 20, games for 40 hours and nearly dies
As it turns out, Mum was right: we should take a break from games and walk around.
A 20-year-old Chinese woman almost died of deep vein thrombosis after a mammoth 40 hour gaming marathon, as a result of sitting still for an extended period.
Kotaku reports that the avid gamer was taken to hospital after complaining of leg soreness, where she underwent surgery.
DVT causes blood to clot in the deep vein of the leg, causing pain. It can become lethal if part of the clot breaks off, travels through the blood stream and blocks vital organs such as the heart of lungs.
Nicknamed "Traveler’s Thrombosis" it's normally associated with long-haul flights.
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