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Increased BP variability tied to impaired cognitive function in older people
 

Increased BP variability tied to impaired cognitive function in older people

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An association exists between poorer cognitive function in older people and increased variability in blood pressure (BP). This connection may signify a new modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline, suggest a recent study.
 
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13 Dec 2016 - General
 
These are very interesting findings Tahira Nawaz . However, I would have to mention that the vasculature of the brain has a special autoregulatory mechanism in ensuring that cerebral perfusion pressure is constant despite variations in blood pressure. The article did not mention how varied the blood pressures were, so it is hard to say whether this bears any clinical significance. Also, the measured cognitive d...
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