Too Much of Two Drugs May Increase Risk of Dementia

November 17, 2014 12:17 PM

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Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin, combined with antiplatelet therapy with aspirin or clopidigrel to prevent stroke, may increase the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation, according to a new research.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm abnormality that raises the risk of stroke and all common forms of dementia, according to researchers, who presented their findings at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

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