Navigation Links
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Alzheimer's
Date:4/16/2010

Cardiovascular disease appears to be a major risk factor for dementia, expert says

FRIDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation, a form of abnormal heart rhythm, are more likely than others to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

The presence of atrial fibrillation also predicted higher death rates in dementia patients, especially among younger patients in the group studied, meaning under the age of 70.

"This leaves us with the finding that atrial fibrillation, independent of everything else, is a risk factor [for dementia]," said Dr. Gary Kennedy, director of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "This is adding one more brick in the road toward understanding that cardiovascular disease is a major risk factor for dementia."

"Alzheimer's disease, in particular, is one where we don't quite understand the risk factors and what causes it, so studies [like this] that try to investigate the causative effect will help us understand that and ultimately design therapies and approaches to prevent or minimize disease," added Dr. Jared Bunch, lead author of a study appearing in the April edition of the HeartRhythm Journal and a cardiologist/ electrophysiologist with Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.

This study, however, was not specifically set up to establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship.

The authors looked at 37,025 patients without atrial fibrillation or dementia, aged 60 to 90, over a five-year period.

Individuals who developed atrial fibrillation had a higher risk of all types of dementia, even when other risk factors were taken into account. Alzheimer's disease is by far the most common form of dementia.

More surprising was that those in the younger group -- under age 70 -- who had atrial fibrillation had the highest risk of developing dementia, even though d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure
2. Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson's Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur, According to Feinstein Scientists
3. Parkinsons patients who are pathological gamblers also display abnormal social behavior
4. Surgeons Create Palate for Baby with Rare Facial Abnormality
5. Overweight children may develop back pain and spinal abnormalities
6. Overweight Children may Develop Back Pain and Spinal Abnormalities
7. New study finds 70 percent of able-bodied hockey players have abnormal hip and pelvis MRIs
8. Autism Consortium study in Pediatrics shows CMA finds more genetic abnormalities than current tests
9. Mount Sinai researchers are the first to identify heart abnormalities in World Trade Center workers
10. Researchers ID brain abnormalities in children exposed to methamphetamine in utero
11. New research identifies modifiable risk factors for heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... low back pain are not linked to weather conditions ... precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis Care & Research ... (ACR), indicate that the risk of low back pain ... but was not clinically significant. , According to ... back pain at some point in their life, making ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... in almost all types of cancer sends the protein ... fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. , ... a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity of ... makes the building blocks cancer cells need to keep ... called SREBP, controls the flow of messages to the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers have found that fecal transplantation is effective and ... patients. This is the result of a study led ... for Women,s Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women,s Medicine Collaborative. ... in advance of print in the American Journal ... C. diff , has increased to epidemic proportions ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... 2014 There has been a sharp increase in ... Center using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows ... their healthcare providers, schedule appointments, and renew prescriptions. , ... using MyChart each year increased five-fold, while ... than 10-fold, according to a study by Dr. ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of ... early-stage clinical trial of CRS3123, an investigational oral ... ( C. difficile ) infection. CRS3123 (previously known ... C. difficile growth while sparing normal intestinal bacteria. ... to 30 healthy men and women ages 18 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Low back pain? Don't blame the weather 2Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Women's Medicine Collaborative examines safety of fecal transplant to treat C. difficile 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2
... new health reform in China have been released after ... the most important policies ,The National Essential Drug System,. ... high cost of drugs in China through a government-initiated ... that cover a wide range of diseases and meet ...
... today a partnership with Medical Hair Restoration. , ... ... LLC, an online lead generation company, announced today a partnership with ... property, USHairReplacement.com, we wanted to partner with one of the industry ...
... ScarArt is a specially designed temporary tattoo to fit horizontal tummy tuck ... It is waterproof, smear proof and was designed to last 1-3 days. ... ... TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2009 -- ScarArt, an innovative new company specializing ...
... source of information on multiple sclerosis medications and the financial ... ... 21, 2009 -- NeedyMeds, a national nonprofit, added a new resource page ... The page is a multiple sclerosis-specific source of help for those looking ...
... OAK BROOK, Ill., May 21 The University HealthSystem ... 3-year agreement with Mzinga, Inc. for on-demand learning solutions. ... and became effective on March 1, 2009, positions Mzinga ... UHC member hospitals throughout the United States, building on ...
... be associated with obesity. But a new study published ... that the disorder is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with ... symptoms, but were never diagnosed. , For those with untreated ... existing research shows that it can also mean an increased ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Frost & Sullivan Looks at the Influence of China's New Health Reform on the Pharmaceutical Market 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan Looks at the Influence of China's New Health Reform on the Pharmaceutical Market 3Health News:The Oro Organization, LLC Partners with Medical Hair Restoration to Launch New Website USHairReplacement.com 2Health News:ScarArt -Creatively Camouflage Abdominal Scars 2Health News:New Source of Information on Multiple Sclerosis Medications 2Health News:University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services 2Health News:University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services 3Health News:More than a bad night's sleep 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ... that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... previously announced tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, ... shares of common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger ... painless for patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large ... cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  ... to $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 The Brandeis Medical Center, led ... a premier and affordable laser tattoo removal experience with ... Brandeis, focus is in providing high quality cosmetic services with cutting ... " Southern California has seen a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2
... , NEW YORK, Dec. 9 MR, CT, PET - we,ve ... these hi-tech imaging scans? Here,s more on what questions you ... hood with a medical scan. , Listen to this report from ... a division of The NewsMarket. Registered journalists can access video, ...
... , , , INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9 ... leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions ... that Indiana Blood Center has selected the company to provide ... 11 locations located throughout Indiana. Indiana Blood Center will also ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Indiana Blood Center Taps tw telecom for Data, Internet and IP Telephony Services 2
BD Vacutainer Citrate Tubes with 3.2% buffered sodium citrate solution are used for routine coagulation studies....
... Cross-match tubes are available ... serum tube contains a clotting ... cross-match tests where serum is ... EDTA cross-match tube is suitable ...
... tubes are available in two ... contains a clotting activator and ... where serum is required for ... tube is suitable where the ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: