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Risk of dementia linked to atrial cardiopathy

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   23 August 2022
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Takeaway

  • Atrial cardiopathy appears to be an independent risk factor for incident dementia.
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke account for a minor part of this risk, suggesting other mechanism(s).
  • Authors: “We cautiously suggest that an understanding of this relationship might provide a basis for new interventional strategies to help thwart the development of dementia.”...

          

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