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Dr. Katie Goldie awarded a Garfield Kelly Cardiovascular Research and Development Fund

Published Thu Jun 15th 2017

Dr. Katie Goldie was awarded funds from the Health Sciences Internal Grants competition for her project entitled 'Sex-based differences of depression before AMI'. Katie will be working with Dr. Joan Tranmer on the project.

There is a reciprocal relationship between ischemic heart diseases and depressive illnesses. The purpose of this
exploratory study is to gain a better understanding of sex-based differences in exposure to depressive symptoms and
resulting acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among a cohort of Ontario patients. This retrospective cohort study will be
conducted using population-level administrative databases held by the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) to
determine the proportion of people that suffer from depressive symptoms before AMI. It will also compare the time
between exposure and outcome for men and women.