Survey: ‘Heart-brain clinics’ useful policy to assess cognitive decline for people with HF

Data from a survey conducted in the Netherlands show most cardiologists do not routinely screen for cognitive impairment in older patients with HF, but they were open to the idea of a dedicated “heart-brain clinic” to give such full care.
“In current HF guidelines, cognitive impairment is addressed as a risk factor for poorer self‐care and significant adjustments in HF treatment plans is recommended in the event of dementia,” Charlotte M. Nijskens, MD, PhD, of the department of internal medicine, geriatrics section, at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and

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