Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Doctors say older people who had a stent put into the main artery of their brain to prevent strokes got a real bonus: improved mental function.

The small study, which included 37 patients, found that 43 percent of them scored higher on a battery of 11 cognitive tests one year after the procedure.

One researcher attributed the improved mental function simply to better blood flow to the brain.


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