Elderly at risk of MI after joint replacement


Elderly patients with osteoarthritis who undergo knee or hip replacement are at high risk of having an MI in the first month following surgery, research shows. Compared with controls those who had knee arthroplasty had a more than eight-fold increase in MI risk in the month after the surgery, reported the researchers from Boston University School ...


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