Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Attacks

Jul 23, 2012 Full story: WebMD

July 23, 2012 -- People over age 60 who have surgery to replace a worn out hip or knee have a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack after their surgeries, a large new study shows.

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#1 Aug 4, 2012
Thank you for this information. If you have to undergo hip replacements, see to it that your doctor will be using safe medical products. Just an additional information, recently, various lawsuits have been instituted by law firms in Australia, UK and against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. on behalf of their clients who have become the victims of hip replacement surgeries. DePuy is a subsidiary company of Johnson and Johnson who issued a worldwide recall of their hip replacement products. Legal experts report that numerous patients filed lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson. They were the victims of DePuy hip implants failures such as loosening, fractures, and displacements.
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#2 Aug 10, 2012
News has it that most patients who undergo hip replacement surgeries are ages 50-80. However, new studies suggest that older patients who have undergone hip surgery have a higher risk of heart attack in two weeks after the procedure. Researchers calculated that in the two weeks after a hip replacement, patients were 26 times to be diagnosed with a heart attack than those patients aged 60 years old. The risk was five times higher in the 3rd and 6th post-surgery.(See )

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