Atrial fibrillation may increase odds of mental decline, analysis finds

03/5/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Whether or not patients suffered a stroke, atrial fibrillation has a substantial association with cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This link could be attributed to shared risk factors like hypertension, diabetes and congestive heart failure, researchers said.

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