The problematic issues of diagnostics of cognitive impairments in patients with cardiovascular diseases by primary care physicians are considered. The main definitions and distinctive features of vascular cognitive impairments, methods of objectifying the mental status are stated. Particular attention is paid to the description of the MoCA-test method as the most sensitive and priority tool in the diagnosis of non-dementia “vascular” cognitive impairments. The objective of the publication is to draw the attention to the advisability of wider application of the Montreal Questionnaire in general medical practice of primary care physicians, as an objective tool for screening and monitoring of non-dementia cognitive impairments in patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Foe creation of this article the authors analysed the data of Russian and foreign languages recent publications about methods of screening assessment of cognitive impairments using the standart neuropsychological scales in scope of
165 bibliographic sources through the scholarlike e-library (eLibrary.ru), database Medline, database of Cochrane library systematic reviews. The period of study was 1 month.
Автор(ы): N. N. Baginskaya, V. I. Kozlovsky