Atrial fibrillation linked to an increased risk of dementia: study

A large new study out from Korea found that people with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) are at increased risk for dementia (major neurocognitive disorder). Atrial fibrillation does place people at risk of stroke, but this study found increased risk even for those who don’t suffer a stroke. There is a 50% increased risk of dementia.

This does make sense as we know that cerebrovascular disease worsens dementia. They have even coined a term, mixed dementia, to describe people experiencing conditions like Alzheimer’s disease along with cerebrovascular disease. Key point here to remember that getting appropriate vascular care matters and things like cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet really do matter.

If you would like to read more of the article, here is the link…