P026| Volume 37, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S17, October 01, 2021

# THE FRIDA PILOT STUDY (FEMALE RISK FACTORS FOR POST-INFARCTION DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY)

### BACKGROUND

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of mortality, with ischemic heart disease causing the most cardiovascular deaths. CVD is traditionally considered to be more prominent in men, however, it accounts for a slightly higher percentage of mortality in women. Within a year of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), women have a higher mortality rate than men, which is sustained at the five-year mark. Several studies have demonstrated that women are significantly more likely to experience depression and anxiety following AMI and may be in part contributing to the observed higher rates of morbidity, mortality, and re-hospitalization. There is a clinical gap as to how mental health screening and support should be approached in women following AMI. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between anxiety, depression, and sex while identifying the influence of psychosocial factors.