Myocardial infarction commonly known as heart attack
One of the many puzzling things about late-onset Alzheimer's disease is that one could argue that it in fact protects against a number of other diseases. After all, Alzheimer's disease patients are generally old and have survived to this age without succumbing to heart attacks, strokes or other fatalities. Could some of the genes identified be protective ?
Atherosclerosis /Alzheiemers genes Pubmed
Shared atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's genes