Effect of age and dementia on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease

Cicero Martins, Steven R. Gambert, Krishan L. Gupta, Barry M. Schultz

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Abstract

Prevalence of cardiovascular abnormalities in age-matched persons with multi-infarct dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and cognitively intact controls was measured. Both the multi-infarct and Alzheimer groups had statistically more documented myocardial infarctions, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, left bundle branch block, and atrial fibrillation than controls. Alzheimer's disease may affect the cardiovascular system through some central mechanism or by indirect means.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalAGE
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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