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.