(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this study of 30,465 adults without myocardial infarction (MI; heart attack), stroke, or dementia, overall, incident MI was not associated with an acute decrease in global cognition, memory, or executive function at the time of the event compared with no MI. The rate of decline in global cognition, memory, and executive function was significantly faster over the years for adults with an MI event compared with those without an MI. These findings suggest that prevention of MI may be important for long-term brain health.
Authors: Michelle C. Johansen, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.
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