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Heart Health

07 November 2011

Heart procedures linked to cognitive decline

In a new study of German heart patients, people who had bypass surgery and those who underwent less-invasive stent procedures showed declines in memory skills after the procedures.

In a new study of German heart patients, people who had bypass surgery and those who underwent less-invasive stent procedures showed declines in thinking and memory skills a few months after the procedures.

Even so, it makes sense plaque dislodged during a procedure could embolise to the brain.

 

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