Heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
26
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Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Homozon Oxygen Therapy)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4

Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
Total evaluations
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Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruising Constant brain fog 1 more
Total evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Heartburn
Total evaluations
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in skin Digestive problems 8 more
Total evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drooling especially at night
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Homozon Oxygen Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
2
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has heart attack (myocardial infarction) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 43
30s 60
40s 151
50s 313
60s 283
70+ 109
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 50
40-49 years 88
50-59 years 87
60-69 years 26
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

51% Female
49% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 468
Not Diagnosed 41

These charts show data from heart attack (myocardial infarction) patients who have completed their condition history
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