Newly published research by Dr. Deborah Levine

Dr. Deborah Levine and colleagues recently published “Mild Cognitive Impairment and Receipt of Treatments for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults.” Providers and patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may overestimate the risk of dementia in patients with MCI leading to potential under-treatment. Dr. Levine looked specifically at over 600 adults, aged 65+ with MCI and normal cognition who specifically received cardiac catheterization and coronary revascularization after acute myocardial infarction (i.e. heart attack). She discovered that of these participants, those with MCI were significantly less likely to receive these treatment procedures after a heart attack. You can read the full study and publication here.