Dementia screening in elderly high-risk patients following heart failure decompensation may predict unfavorable long-term clinical outcomes.

Dementia screening in elderly high-risk patients following heart failure decompensation may predict unfavorable long-term clinical outcomes. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2020 Jul 08;: Authors: Stepien K, Furczynska P, Zalewska M, Nowak K, Wlodarczyk A, Owsianka I, Skorek P, Zalewski J, Nessler J Abstract BACKGROUND: Recently heart failure (HF) has been found to be a new dementia risk factor, nevertheless their relations in patients following HF decompensation remain unknown. We sought to investigate whether a screening diagnosis for dementia (SDD) in this high-risk population may predict unfavorable long-term clinical outcomes. METHODS: 142 patients following HF decompensation requiring hospitalization were enrolled. Within a median time of 55 months all patients were screened for dementia with ALFI-MMSE scale whereas their compliance was assessed with the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Any incidents of myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization, stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), revascularization, HF hospitalization and bleedings during follow-up were collected. RESULTS: SDD was established in 37 patients (26%) based on the result of an ALFI-MMSE score of
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