Cognitive dysfunction and brain perfusion in patients with arterial hypertension: Possibilities of pharmacological therapy

Nataliya Yurievna Efimova, V. I. Chernov, I. Yu Efimova, N. L. Afanasyeva, Yu B. Lishmanov

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The study included 31 patients with essential hypertension. Twenty-four hours blood pressure monitoring, assessment of neurological status and cognitive functions as well as single photon emission tomography were performed at baseline and three months after treatment. The beta-blocker therapy during 3 months exerted a positive effect on the brain perfusion that resulted in the improvement of cognitive function - verbal and visual memory, attention, psychomotor speed, thinking and visuoconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalZhurnal Nevrologii i Psihiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • Brain perfusion
  • Cognitive function
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotensive therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology

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