Atrial fibrillation and the Risk of Neurological Complications


Atrial fibrillation and the risk of neurological complications

Coordinating Investigator

Prof. Stefan Knecht, Münster, Germany

Overall Responsibility

Kompetenznetz Vorhofflimmern - Competence Netwok on Atrial Fibrillation

Current Status



German Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Knecht S, Oelschläger C, Duning T, Lohmann H, Albers J, Stehling C, Heindel W, Breithardt G, Berger K, Ringelstein EB, Kirchhof P, Wersching H. Atrial fibrillation in stroke-free patients is associated with memory impairment and hippocampal atrophy. Eur Heart J. 2008; 29:2125-32

Knecht S, Wersching H, Lohmann H, Bruchmann M, Duning T, Dziewas R, Berger K, Ringelstein EB. High-normal blood pressure is associated with poor cognitive performance. Hypertension. 2008; 51:663-8.