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Echocardiographic parameters linked to dementia diagnosis

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Dr Karol Nowak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
HFA 2021
A correlation has been demonstrated between relative wall thickness in the ECG and screening diagnosis of dementia (SDD) in a study that evaluated ECG parameters of older patients with and without an SDD who were hospitalised for heart failure decompensation. “The term ‘cardiogenic dementia’ was coined based mainly on studies that documented lower left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and dementia. However, some studies provide data that LVEF is not a marker of dementia in some groups of patients,” said Dr Karol Nowak (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland) [1]. Thus, Dr Nowak and colleagues performed detailed ECG assessments in patients following decompensated heart failure with and without SDD. Included were 139 patients aged ≥65 years who were hospitalised for decompensated heart failure, and enrolled between 2008 and 2017. During their in-patient stay, clinical and laboratory, as w...

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