- By Dana Sparks
Heart Disease Connection to Risk of Mental Impairment
According to a Mayo Clinic study, cardiac disease is associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment like difficulty with language, thinking and judgment -- particularly among women with heart disease. Known as nonamnestic because it doesn’t include memory loss, this type of mild cognitive impairment may be a precursor to vascular and other non-Alzheimer’s dementias, according to the findings published online Monday in JAMA Neurology.
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