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Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study

By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:33pm EDT

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study.

The study can’t explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help control irregular heart rhythms, according to the lead author.

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