November 1st, 2013
Total joint arthroplasty was associated with reduced cardiovascular risk among patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis in a BMJ study. Researchers in Canada matched roughly 150 people aged 55 or older with moderate-to-severe knee or hip osteoarthritis who underwent total joint replacement to people with osteoarthritis who did not have surgery. People who underwent arthroplasty were less […]
June 10th, 2013
This week’s topics include controlling diabetes through surgery or medical management, the risk for diabetes among those taking statins, and aspirin vs. low-molecular-weight heparin for extended VTE prophlyaxis after total hip replacement.
September 17th, 2012
This week’s topics include surgical vs. lifestyle treatment for type-2 diabetes, omega-3 fatty-acid supplementation and the risk for major CVD events, FAME 2, using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T for one-hour rule-out or rule-in of acute MI, and the timing of acute MI in patients having total hip or knee replacement.
July 23rd, 2012
A large study reports a high increased risk for acute MI (AMI) in the first 6 weeks after total-hip replacement (THR) or total-knee replacement (TKR) surgery. Analyzing a nationwide cohort from Denmark that included 95,227 patients who underwent THR or TKR and matched controls, Arief Lalmohamed and colleagues calculated the adjusted hazard ratios (HR) for AMI. Their […]