Increased risk for coronary heart disease after avascular necrosis of femoral head: A 3-year follow-up study.

BACKGROUND Although pathomechanisms of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head are not well-known, vascular and coagulation abnormalities have been proposed as hypotheses. We propose that the pathomechanisms of AVN could also involve the cardiovascular system. This study explores the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) after AVN, through a population… CONTINUE READING