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Stroke risk from hip replacement

9th November 2012

The Stroke Association in the UK has said that analysis of data suggesting that having a total hip replacement increases the risk of a stroke in the year after the operation should be taken very seriously.

Data from more than 66,000 operations from patients in Denmark showed the odds of a stroke increased more than fourfold in the fortnight immediately after surgery. However, the findings published in the journal Stroke showed that taking drugs such as aspirin could reduce the risk.

 

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