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Link between heart attacks and memory loss


A recent study by the American Heart Association (AHA) revealed that some patients tend to suffer memory loss following a heart attack.

The study was actually six long-term studies that observed 31,000 people from 1971 to 2017. At the time they were enrolled, none of the people had yet had a heart attack or displayed any signs of dementia.

The data showed that 1,047 participants, who were followed from five to 20 years and later had a heart attack, showed faster decline in memory, global cognition and executive function in the years after the heart attack compared to those in the study who...

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