Journal article

Cognitive Function Before and After Left Heart Catheterization

David A Scott, Lisbeth Evered, Paul Maruff, Andrew MacIsaac, Sarah Maher, Brendan S Silbert

Journal of the American Heart Association | WILEY | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Hospital procedures have been associated with cognitive change in older patients. This study aimed to document the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in individuals undergoing left heart catheterization (LHC) before the procedure and the incidence of cognitive decline to 3 months afterwards. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a prospective, observational, clinical investigation of elderly participants undergoing elective LHC. Cognition was assessed using a battery of written tests and a computerized cognitive battery before the LHC and then at 3 months afterwards. The computerized tests were also administered at 24 hours (or discharge) and 7 days after LHC. A control group of..

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