Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for cognitive impairment: a semi-systematic review.

@article{Udompanich2013AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for cognitive impairment: a semi-systematic review.},
  author={Suwit Udompanich and Gregory Y. H. Lip and Stavros Apostolakis and Deirdre A Lane},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2013},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={795-802}
}
It is unclear if atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment. This review evaluates the available evidence and provides an overview of the association between AF and cognitive function. Electronic database searches, January 1990 to December 2012, identified 271 studies comparing the incidence of cognitive impairment and/or dementia in patients with/without AF. Cognitive function was diagnosed by a physician using the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or… CONTINUE READING
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