Examining the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia

With an aging population, clinicians must guard against potential complications and adverse events brought on by treatment. For example, a recent study appeared to show that overtreatment with anticoagulants increases dementia risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.

With an aging population, clinicians must guard against potential complications and adverse events brought on by treatment. For example, a recent study appeared to show that overtreatment with anticoagulants increases dementia risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.

At the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Jared Bunch, MD, discussed the potential role of coagulants in increasing the risk of dementia in atrial fibrillation patients.