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)

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Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
32
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Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (1)

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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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding Heartburn
How many evaluations
9
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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
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drooling especially at night
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)
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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
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Loopy feeling
How many evaluations
6
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
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Groggy in morning
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
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  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 45
30s 54
40s 154
50s 286
60s 263
70+ 101

Sex

Distribution of sex

50% Female
50% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 51
40-49 years 87
50-59 years 87
60-69 years 26
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 469
Not Diagnosed 41

These charts show data from Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) patients who have completed their condition history
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