Knee or Hip Replacement Cuts Heart Risks | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
For people with severe arthritis, knee or hip replacement may have an added benefit: a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease.

“Debilitating arthritis limits the ability to exercise, which in turn leads to worse outcomes for the heart,” he said. A joint replacement reduces “pain and inflammation and even depression, all risk factors for cardiac events.”