Microvascular angina

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What is microvascular angina?

Microvascular angina is a condition characterized by inadequate blood flow through the small blood vessels. This results in decreased oxygen to the heart muscle and chest pain. These patients do not have coronary artery disease. This condition is more common in postmenopausal women.

Common symptoms reported by people with microvascular angina

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with microvascular angina

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
microvascular angina (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
microvascular angina (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ranexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
microvascular angina (1)

Data from patients with microvascular angina, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with microvascular angina

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for microvascular angina (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
microvascular angina (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
swelling of extremities
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
microvascular angina (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ranexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for microvascular angina (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
microvascular angina (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with microvascular angina, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has microvascular angina on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 6
50s 24
60s 16
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 40

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from microvascular angina patients who have completed their condition history
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