Posts Tagged "cardiac index"

Keeping Heart Healthy Slows Down Brain Ageing

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Want to slow down the aging process of your brain? Well, then start keeping you heart healthy, suggests a new study. In the study, people whose hearts pumped less blood had brains that appeared older than the brains of those whose hearts pumped more blood. Decreased cardiac index, the amount of blood that pumps from the heart in relation to a person’s body size, was associated with decreased brain volume using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Researchers observed the link even in those participants who did not have cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure or coronary heart disease. As...

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