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Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

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By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds.

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.

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