Рентгенология & Радиология, 2012, LI 293-302

Cognitive impairment and computertomography image in patients with arterial hypertension – preliminary results

Т. Yaneva-Sirakova, R. Tarnovska-Kadreva, L. Traykov,D. Zlatareva

Abstract.

Arterial hypertension is the leading risk factor for cognitive impairment, but it is developed only in some of the patients with pour control. On the other hand, not all of the patents with white matter changes have cognitive deficit. There may be a variety of reasons for this: the accuracy of methods for blood pressure measurement, the specific brain localization or some other reason. Here are the preliminary results of a study for the potential correlation between self-measured, office-, ambulatory monitored blood pressure, central aortic blood pressure, minimal cognitive impairment and the specific brain image on contrast computer tomography. We expect to answer the question whether central aortic or self-measured blood pressure have the leading role for the development of cognitive impairment in the presence of a specific neuroimaging finding, as well as what is the prerequisite for the clinical manifestation of cognitive dysfunction in patients with computertomographic pathology.

Key words: COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT. ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION. COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY