Irregular heartbeat may lead to silent strokes

November 5, 2014 2:09 AM

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Irregular heartbeat can lead to silent strokes, also known as silent cerebral infarctions (SCIs).

Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) can double the risk of silent strokes, in addition to making other strokes more common. Stroke risk has been linked to greater incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment in earlier studies. These includes studies showing people experiencing Afib suffer clinically evide...

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