Timing of acute myocardial infarction in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement: a nationwide cohort study.

@article{Lalmohamed2012TimingOA,
  title={Timing of acute myocardial infarction in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement: a nationwide cohort study.},
  author={Arief Lalmohamed and Peter Vestergaard and Corinne Klop and Erik Lerkevang Grove and Anthonius de Boer and Hubertus G. M. Leufkens and Tjeerd P van Staa and Frank de Vries},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={172 16},
  pages={1229-35}
}
BACKGROUND Limited evidence suggests that the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may be increased shortly after total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. However, risk of AMI in these patients has not been compared against matched controls who have not undergone surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the timing of AMI in patients undergoing THR or TKR surgery compared with matched controls. METHODS Retrospective, nationwide cohort study within… CONTINUE READING