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
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 for heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
253
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
506
Treatment name(s)

(transtracheal oxygen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91

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

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

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(transtracheal oxygen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 397 say heart attack (myocardial infarction) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 27
30s 83
40s 181
50s 427
60s 519
70+ 346

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 692
Female 903

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