Heart Attack

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is Heart Attack?

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.

What is it like to have Heart Attack?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hydrocodone, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Zolpidem, Mirtazapine, Melatonin
Wheelchair (manual), Naps, Amantadine
Citalopram, Fluoxetine, Duloxetine
Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam

What do patients take to treat Heart Attack and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Fasprin, Albyl E, Asaflow, Arthritis Pain®)


(Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Glyceryl Trinitrate, Rho-nitro pumpspray)


These charts show data from Heart Attack patients’ latest treatment evaluations
Last updated:

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Heart Attack on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 581 patients have this condition
  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 173 say Heart Attack is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 36
30s 40
40s 108
50s 176
60s 144
70+ 24


Distribution of females vs. males

49% Females
51% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 53
60-69 years 15
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 305
Not Diagnosed 33

These charts show data from Heart Attack patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: