Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Accelerated Brain Atrophy with Atrial Fibrillation

  According to data presented at the 2015 European Society of Cardiology Congress, atrial fibrillation in the elderly general population were found to independently have accelerated loss of brain volume and cognitive function.
  The mechanism is unknown but may be multifactorial including altered autonomic regulation of cerebral blood flow, micro emboli to the brain and atrial fibrillation- induced  diminished cerebral blood flow.

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