Heart disease can have long-term impact on the brain, study says

Recent research shows that those with coronary heart disease are at a higher risk for cognitive decline later in life.

Researchers found that scores on cognitive tests, such as verbal memory and orientation of time, dropped faster after patients received such a diagnosis than they did leading up to it.

The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows.

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