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What Patients Are Reading: Increased Heart Attack Risk Following TJA

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After the study, “Total Joint Arthroplasty and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction – A General Population, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study” was published in Arthritis & Rheumatology last week, several news outlets picked up the story. CBS News reported that the study revealed “the chances of a heart attack were more than eight times greater in the first 30 days after total knee replacement surgery compared to people who didn’t have the procedure. The risk of a heart attack was four times greater during the month following total hip replacement surgery.” Full Story.

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