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..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
This work was supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (project grant 45462).