Cardiac disease and cognitive impairment: a systematic review.

@article{Eggermont2012CardiacDA,
  title={Cardiac disease and cognitive impairment: a systematic review.},
  author={Laura H P Eggermont and K. de Boer and Majon T H Muller and Artur C. Jaschke and Otto Kamp and Erik J. A. Scherder},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 18},
  pages={1334-40}
}
Cognitive impairment in cardiac patients may interfere with disease management. This review describes studies examining specific cognitive impairments in cardiac patients and studies that investigate the link between echocardiographic and cognitive measures. Executive function impairments were frequently reported in different patient groups. Also, lower cardiac output and worse left ventricular diastolic function are linked to executive function deficits. In cardiac patients, special attention… CONTINUE READING
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