Dr. Steven Ruderman: Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A large study concluded that atrial fibrillation does, indeed, raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not have a stroke and that anticoagulants may reduce this risk.

Boyoung Joung, who is a professor of cardiology and internal medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Republic of Korea, is the leading author of the paper, which appears in the European Heart Journal.

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