Re: Diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
DK, there is no way to answer that question until you go back to the doctors for follow up testing. MCI is just what it says, milk cognitive impairment that can be caused by a long list of problems. In your case probably from the brain injury. MCI does not always lead to more advanced cognitive issues... but it can. You may have developed a form of Vascular Dementia due to the heart condition. But again, there is no way to tell for sure without follow up testing. As for the worsening symptoms, it could be that you are more aware or it could be a worsening of the condition. Testing is the only way to know. So please wait for 6 months to a year (depending on your symptoms) and get follow up testing to know the progression you are dealing with.