AF Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia.

Medscape (3/8, Anderson) reports, “Atrial fibrillation (AF) is significantly associated with cognitive impairment and dementia, independent of history of clinical stroke,” according to a review published in the March 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. “In a combined analysis of the 14 studies that investigated the association between AF and dementia or cognitive impairment, nine of which were prospective, AF was significantly associated with the risk for cognitive impairment (relative risk [RR], 1.40; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.19 – 1.64).”

Related Links:

— “Cognitive Impairment Associated With Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-analysis, “Shadi Kalantarian, Annals of Internal Medicine, March 5, 2013.

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