ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)



Prevalence and Associated Factors of Depression among Coronary Artery Disease Patients in Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre in Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Mansour M Alharbi*, Osama A Smettei, Ruba K Alzurayer, Eylaf S Altheyab, Rima I AlBaltan, Nourah A Alfarhan, Ahmed A Alrashidi and Khalid M Altuwayjiri

Background: Patients with myocardial infarction history are more likely to suffer from depression which significantly impacts their health and mortality. We looked at depression and memory function concerning one another because they are linked. We wanted to find out how many patients had depression, memory loss, or both, as well as what factors were associated with each outcome.

Methods: This study was conducted among patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) admitted or visited Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre (PSCC) in King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Al- Qassim province, Saudi Arabia from 2021 to 2022. This cross-sectional study was conducted after acquiring ethical approval from the institutional review board and a total of 275 patients were recruited for the study. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS).

Results: The results of our study showed no relationship between stress and gender of the study sample and no relationship between the patient's age and the type of heart disease he suffers from. Patient Depression status showed 65.5% of participants reported no to little interest or pleasure in doing things, and feeling down depressed or hopeless showed the response of Not at all in 73.5% of participants.

Conclusion: Depression and coronary artery disease are both common illnesses. Both significantly reduce the patient's quality of life and place a large financial strain on the public purse. In CAD patients, anxiety and depression are strongly linked.