25 May 2009

Link between heart disease and dementia

Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimer's disease
Intermountain Medical Center: 15 May 2009
Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray believe that they have made a breakthrough connection between atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart rhythm disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease, the leading form of dementia among Americans.

In a study presented Friday, May 15, at “Heart Rhythm 2009,” the annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society in Boston, researchers unveiled findings from the study of more than 37,000 patients that showed a strong relationship between atrial fibrillation and the development of Alzheimer’s disease…. > full press release

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