Cardiac disorders as risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Alves2010CardiacDA,
  title={Cardiac disorders as risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={T{\^a}nia Corr{\^e}a de Toledo Ferraz Alves and Luiz Roberto Kobuti Ferreira and Maur{\'i}cio Wajngarten and Geraldo F. Busatto},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          749-63
        }
}
Vascular risk factors can play an important role in determining the onset of non-genetic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Most cases of AD are sporadic and late-onset, and a complex interaction between genetic predisposition and vascular risk factors has been proposed. Vascular risk factors for AD include stroke, hypertension, diabetes, homocysteine, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, heart failure and atrial fibrillation; it is possible that these can trigger cerebrovascular dysfunction and AD pathology… CONTINUE READING
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