Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors

It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact.According to Jens Sundbøll, who is behind the study, this can be an argument for more intensive preventive efforts.

Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors

Heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35 per cent, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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