Left ventricular systolic dysfunction

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What is left ventricular systolic dysfunction?

Left ventricular systolic dysfunction is a condition that often leads to heart failure. It may either be asymptomatic or also have symptoms of heart failure. It is characterized by dilation of the left ventricle and vasoconstriction.

Common symptoms reported by people with left ventricular systolic dysfunction

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 left ventricular systolic dysfunction

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with left ventricular systolic dysfunction

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal cramps
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has left ventricular systolic dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 9
40s 10
50s 13
60s 8
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 23
Female 27

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from left ventricular systolic dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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