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Coronary artery disease in patients with dementia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hannah Sinclair, Dr Eugene Tang, Dr Vijay Kunadian

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Abstract

Our population is ageing. The prevalence of dementia is increasing as the population ages. Dementia is known to share many common risk factors with coronary artery disease including age, genetics, smoking, the components of the metabolic syndrome and inflammation. Despite the growing ageing population with dementia, there is underutilization of optimal care (pharmacotherapy and interventional procedures) in this cohort. Given common risk factors and potential benefit, patients with cognitive impairment and dementia should be offered contemporary care. However, further research evaluating optimal care in this patient cohort is warranted


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Author(s): Fowkes R, Byrne M, Sinclair H, Tang E, Kunadian V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Coronary Artery Disease

Year: 2016

Volume: 27

Issue: 6

Pages: 511-520

Print publication date: 01/09/2016

Online publication date: 06/05/2016

Acceptance date: 01/05/2016

ISSN (print): 0954-6928

ISSN (electronic): 1473-5830

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MCA.0000000000000377

DOI: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000377


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