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Cognition and atrial fibrillation: a neglected association?

ESC Council on Stroke webinar

30/11/2021 18:00 30/11/2021 19:00 Europe/Paris Cognition and atrial fibrillation: a neglected association?

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Diseases of the Aorta
Peripheral Vascular and Cerebrovascular Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
ESC Councils
Diseases of the Aorta, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stroke

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Learning objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • understand the putative pathophysiological mechanism contributing to the risk of cognitive dysfunction/dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation focusing on the role of subclinical cerebral microemboli;
  • understand the role of new imaging techniques to visualise potential dementia substrates related to atrial fibrillation;
  • address the association of cognitive dysfunction, dementia and covert cerebral infarction in AF patients, which are key factors for deciding anticoagulation management; and
  • acquaint themselves with existing clinical evidence on the role of anticoagulation therapy in preventing dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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diener_hans-christoph-2015.jpgProfessor Hans Diener
University Of Essen
Dept. Of Neurology
Essen, Germany

lip-gregory.jpgProfessor Gregory Lip
University Of Liverpool
Liverpool Centre For Cardiovascular Science
Liverpool, UK


hatala-robert-2012.jpgProfessor Robert Hatala
National Cardiovascular Institute, NUSCH
Dept. Of Cardiology and Angiology
Bratislava, Slovakia


Session information

This webinar is designed for cardiologists, neurologists, internists, primary care physicians but also cardiologists wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.

During the webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide live feedback.

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Technical settings

The webinar is available on PC and tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended.

To answer the MCQs during the live, you must allow pop-up windows.

A high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2 Mbps).