News-Medical: Combination of atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease increases patient’s risk of dementia

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. Blockages in the carotid artery, which gradually build up as people age, restrict blood flow to the brain. (May 14, 2018)

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