Knee and hip replacements may be bad for the heart

Contrary to recent reports, Boston-based researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) in the early post-operative period. However, findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, indicate that long-term risk of heart attack did not persist, while the risk for venous thromboembolism — blood clot in veins and lungs — remained years after the procedure. —> Read More

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