Two-year course of cognitive function and mood in adults with congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease: the Heart-Mind Study
Osvaldo P Almeida, Christopher Beer, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Leonard Arnolda, Helman Alfonso, Leon Flicker
International Psychogeriatrics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) has been associated with impaired cognitive function, but it is unclear if these changes are specific to CHF and if they get worse with time. We designed this study to determine if adults with CHF show evidence of cognitive decline compared with adults with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A longitudinal study was carried out of 77 adults with CHF (ejection fraction, EF 0.6, and 81 controls with no history of CAD. The Cambridge Cognitive Examination of the Elderly (CAMCOG) was the primary outcome measure. Secondary measures included the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), digit coding and copying, Hospital Anxiety and Depress..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
This project was supported by a competitive project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC, #403996). The sponsor had no role in the design and running of the study, analysis of the data, drafting of the manuscript or decision to publish.