What is heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

A heart attack, also called myocardial infarction, is when blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked, preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart. The heart muscle dies or becomes permanently damaged.

How do members experience heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for heart attack (myocardial infarction)*

*Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart attack (myocardial infarction) (1)
Treatment

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart attack (myocardial infarction) (1)

*Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has heart attack (myocardial infarction) on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 24
30s 78
40s 172
50s 400
60s 581
70+ 475

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 753
Female 968