Irregular heartbeat may increase the risk of dementia

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Irregular heartbeat may increase the risk of dementia. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on October 14, 2018.

An irregular heartbeat could increase your risk of developing dementia.

A new study in Sweden finds that atrial fibrillation raises the overall risk of the brain-robbing disease by 40-percent.

However, researchers discovered that treating it with blood thinners appears to reduce that risk.

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