Cognitive Impairment Linked to Stroke Risk

the MPR take:

Research in the journal Stroke states that cognitive impairment has been shown to increase the risk of stroke. In a review of prospective cohort studies published from 1980–2013, data from twelve studies of 82,899 was analyzed. The pooled relative risk per SD lower global cognitive performance was 1.19 (95% CI, 1.12–1.27) but executive function, memory, and language did not have significant associations to stroke risk. 

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Stroke Risk
Cognitive Impairment Linked to Stroke Risk
Several studies have tested whether subjects with cognitive impairment have higher risk for stroke. The aim of this study was to systematically review available evidence on the association between cognitive impairment and risk of stroke to obtain precise effect estimates of the association and ...

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