Atrial fibrillation and risk of dementia in non-demented elderly subjects with and without mild cognitive impairment.

@article{Forti2006AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation and risk of dementia in non-demented elderly subjects with and without mild cognitive impairment.},
  author={Paola Forti and Fabiola Maioli and Nicoletta Pisacane and Elisa Rietti and Fausta Montesi and Giovanni Ravaglia},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={625-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is regarded as a precursor to dementia, but not all patients with MCI actually develop dementia. As Alzheimer and vascular dementia are thought to share many common etiopathogenetic mechanisms, we investigated whether the vascular risk factor atrial fibrillation affects the risk of conversion to dementia for different MCI subtypes diagnosed according to international criteria. METHODS One hundred and eighty elderly outpatients with MCI and 431… CONTINUE READING
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