Query about medication
I understand that the authors excluded all subjects who were taking
anticoagulants. There is no mention of whether aspirin and antiplatelet
drug takers were also excluded. The results indicate the increased
incidence of spontaneous cerebral embolism in both subjects with
Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. However, there was a lower
incidence in the vascular group which suggests that a medication of this
type may have been taken.
Indeed, I would find it hard to locate a group of patients with diagnosed
vascular dementia who were not prescibed some such medication.
Could the authors comment on this.
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