Atrial fibrillation, stroke and dementia in the very old: a population-based study.

@article{Marengoni2011AtrialFS,
  title={Atrial fibrillation, stroke and dementia in the very old: a population-based study.},
  author={Alessandra Marengoni and C Qiu and Bengt Winblad and Laura Fratiglioni},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1336-7}
}
We explored the association of chronic AF with stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) among community-dwelling elderly people. The study population consisted of 685 individuals from Stockholm (The Kungsholmen Project) who were aged 78 years and were free of dementia and clinical stroke. During the 6-year follow-up, 170 subjects developed dementia, and 86 persons experienced first-ever stroke. The incidence rate (per 1000 person-years) of dementia, AD and first-ever stroke was 72.3, 52.2… CONTINUE READING

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