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Cognitive dysfunction in patients with myocardial infarction. Results of a study

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Published Oct. 23, 2023 10:11

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According to United Nations projections, by 2030 the percentage of Europe's population over 65 will be 23.8%. Older age is considered a major risk factor for both cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment and dementia. Cognitive disorders are a heterogeneous group of diseases due not only to their etiology but also to the range of disorders, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and, in its most advanced form, dementia.

At the J.Strusia Hospital in Poznań, Prof. Paweł Burchardt, MD (Cardiology Department, Cardiovascular Laboratory, J.Strusia Hospital, Poznań Department of Hypertensiology, Angiology and Internal Medicine/ Lipid Disorders Biology Laboratory, K. Marcinkowski Medical University) completed a project with his team on the evaluation of cognitive impairment (pre-dementia disorders including Alzheimer's) in patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction.

Prof. P.Burchardt explains that there is very little widespread evaluation of neurocognitive impairment (MCI) in patients with cardiovascular burdens, despite the fact that these diseases share the same etiology and risk factors, so he and his team decided to address this issue in a scientific project that was carried out in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarctio...

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