Search Tag: Dementia

Cardiology Management

SPRINT MIND Study: blood pressure treatment reduces risk of dementia

2018 01 Aug

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Now, results from the U.S. government-funded SPRINT MIND Study show that aggressive lowering of systolic blood pressure is not only good for the heart – it can also help keep the brain healthier. "This is the first randomised clinical trial to demonstrate a reduction... Read more

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Amyloid PET improves evaluation of patients with cognitive impairment

2018 20 Jun

A prospective diagnostic study provides a bridge between validating amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) in a research setting and implementing this diagnostic tool in daily clinical practice. Both amyloid-positive and amyloid-negative results had substantial associations with changes in diagnosis and treatment, both in patients with and... Read more

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Fusing multimodality neuroimaging and genetic data for dementia diagnosis

2018 06 Feb

Researchers have developed a three-stage deep learning framework to integrate multimodality neuroimaging and genetic data for the diagnosis of multistatus Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The new framework has been tested using ADNI (Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative) dataset, with results showing that the proposed framework outperforms other state-of-the-art... Read more

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Combined Risk Scores Better Identify AFib Patients at Risk of Dementia

2017 15 May

Combining risk scores can help clinicians better identify atrial fibrillation patients who are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Findings were presented during Heart Rhythm 2017. See Also : Delayed Use of Blood Thinners Increases Risk of Dementia The Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS) was developed by clinicians at Intermountain... Read more

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Delayed Use of Blood Thinners Increases Risk of Dementia

2017 13 May

Findings from a new study show that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation. The results of the study were presented at Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society's 38th Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago.  This is the first study of its kind conducted by researchers at the... Read more

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Heart Risks in Midlife Boost Risk for Later Dementia

2017 28 Feb

New research finds that heart disease risks in middle age – such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking – are associated with increased risk for dementia later in life. Keeping the vascular system healthy in midlife is really important to the health of your brain when you are older, according to researchers. The findings were presented at the... Read more

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Current Screening Misses Early Dementia Diagnosis

2016 24 May

While changes in cognitive abilities may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , researchers at University of California... Read more

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RSNA15: Study Shows Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

2015 03 Dec

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The finding provides more insight into the heart-brain connection, which is important... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

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Cognitive Problems are Common after Cardiac Arrest

2015 19 Apr

A major international study led by Lund University (Sweden) has found that half of all cardiac arrest survivors experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. Also, researchers were surprised to learn that a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. The results suggest that it... Read more