Dr Boon Lim
on July 22, 2020
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There is evidence from multiple trials that #AtrialFibrillation (AF) is associated with #cognitive impairment, cognitive decline and #dementia. This is true for vascular dementia as well as #AlzheimersDisease, with both types of dementia sharing important #cardiovascular risk factors. Postulated mechanisms for the development of cognitive decline and dementia in patients with AF are multifactorial and include #IschaemicStroke, silent stroke secondary to cerebral microinfarcts, cerebral haemorrhage and chronic cerebral hypoperfusion. Based on several observational studies, it can be expected that anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists as well as direct oral anticoagulants may reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in patients with AF.
https://drboonlim.co.uk/atrial-fibrillation/
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