Atrial Fibrillation May Be Associated With More Rapid Cognitive Decline.

HealthDay (6/6, Reinberg) reports that research published in Neurology suggests that “older people who suffer from…atrial fibrillation may also be more likely to experience mental declines sooner.” Researchers looked at “data on more than 5,000 people aged 65 and older who took part in the Cardiovascular Health Study.”

MedPage Today (6/6, Neale) reports that the researchers found that, “at age 75 and older, scores on the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MSE) declined by about 3 points more for every 5 years of aging for individuals who developed atrial fibrillation compared with those who did not develop the arrhythmia.”

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— “Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors, “Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, June 05, 2013.

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