A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

In a new study, people who had atrial fibrillation were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia than those without the heart condition.
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AbstractCerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are very frequent diagnoses with MRI imaging in the elderly or in patients with cerebral infarction, intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and dementia. The mechanisms for CMBs are not fully understood but may be secondary to injury to the vascular wall from long-standing hypertension or amyloid deposition in the tissue. The presence of CMB increases the risk for stroke, dementia, and death. The increasing number of CMBs is also associated with a higher risk of hemorrhagic complications with the long-term use of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation and in patients requiring thrombolysis for ac...
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ConclusionsWe found that women with atrial fibrillation with levothyroxine treatment and hypothyroidism have a lower risk of incident dementia than women with atrial fibrillation without levothyroxine treatment and no hypothyroidism. The results should be confirmed in larger studies.
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Conclusion: Clinicians need to be more aware of worse prognosis of the population with CVD and dementia.
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Given what we know of the relationship between hypertension and dementia, in which increased blood pressure damages the fragile tissues of the brain, causing loss of function over time, it is reasonable to consider that other disruptions of blood flow could have a similar relationship with the onset of dementia in later life. Researchers here investigate the association between atrial fibrillation and dementia, in search of specific disruptions in blood flow and brain tissue that could explain this relationship in terms of greater structural damage to the brain. Researchers enrolled 246 patients in the study: 198 ...
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A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce that risk.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in humans, affecting more than 33 million people globally. Its association with complex, resource intensive medical conditions such as stroke, heart failure and dementia have had profound impacts across existing health care structures. The global prevalence of AF has enjoyed significant growth despite significant improvement in our armamentarium for arrhythmia treatment.Recent FindingsEfforts aimed at curtailing the incidence, prevalence, or progression of AF have prompted re-evaluation of traditional frameworks for understand...
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DEMENTIA is an overall term for the symptoms caused by different brain diseases, such as Alzheimer ’s. As there is currently no cure, much research is being carried out to find out the causes and how to prevent it. New research has revealed people with atrial fibrillation are at greater risk of the disease developing.
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