Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

AF patients receiving oral anticoagulation have a lower risk of dementia

Less dementia with oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

Literature - Friberg L & Rosenqvist M. - Eur Heart J 2017; published online ahead of print

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Conclusion

In a large retrospective cohort study, the risk of dementia was higher without oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF, compared with AF patients receiving oral anticoagulation. These results suggest that early initiation of anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF could contribute to preservation of cognitive function.

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