Centre for Anaesthesia and Cognitive Function
The DIRECT Study will:



Prospectively monitor cognitive function through procedural interventions


Assess the impact of subsequent interventions on cognitive function


Relate clinical cardiac risk factors to Pre-existing cognitive impairment



Participants will include people who are:


50 years of age or more


Scheduled for coronary angiography (angiogram) procedure




An assessment of memory and thinking will take place before the angiography, and then at discharge from hospital, one week, three months, 12 months and 24 months post angiography.