About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Poor Heart Function Could be Major Risk for Alzheimer's

by Bidita Debnath on March 4, 2015 at 9:24 PM
Font : A-A+

 Poor Heart Function Could be Major Risk for Alzheimer's

A healthy heart can help prevent Alzheimer's disease, reveals a new study.

According to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, poor heart function could be major risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Advertisement

Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period.

The research used data from the Framingham Heart Study, an effort that began in 1948 to identify risk factors for heart disease. 1,039 participants from Framingham's Offspring Cohort were followed for up to 11 years to compare cardiac index to the development of dementia.

Over the study period, 32 participants developed dementia, including 26 cases of Alzheimer's disease. Compared to normal cardiac index, individuals with clinically low cardiac index had a higher relative risk of dementia.

The study is published in Circulation.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Ways to Manage Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic
Can Adjusting Fatty Acid Intake Improve Mood in Bipolar Disorder Patients?
Insulin Resistance Doubles the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Heart Healthy Heart Statins Mitral Valve Prolapse Aortic Valve Stenosis Pericarditis 

Recommended Reading
Urine Test Predicts Risk of Kidney Injury in Heart Failure Patients
Levels of a protein in the urine may help clinicians predict which patients with acute heart ......
High-Fat Diet Could Help Reduce Heart Attack Damage
A new study has revealed that a high-fat diet may actually be beneficial to your health and help to ...
Heart Transplant by Organ Donation Saves 40 Year Old Woman
The heart from a 30 year old man was transplanted to a woman in Hyderabad by the co-ordination of .....
Modest Coffee Consumption can Lower Risk of Serious Heart Problems
People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of clogged arteries that ....
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of ...
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve...
Pericarditis
Pericarditis occurs when the pericardium gets inflamed. Pericarditis is characterized by severe ches...
Statins
Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms bu...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use