Brain lesions in AF patients linked with worse cognition

Consider testing cognition in people with AF, suggests researcher
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Person having an MRI scan

Overt and silent brain lesions on MRI are associated with worse cognitive function in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a multicentre study in Switzerland.

“There is a lot of brain damage in patients with atrial fibrillation, if you systematically look for it,” said Dr David Conen of the University Hospital Basel, in Switzerland, and McMaster University, in Canada.