Heart Attack

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Heart Attack

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Heart Attack

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Heart Attack (40)
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Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Heart Attack (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Heart Attack (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Heart Attack (4)

Data from patients with Heart Attack, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Heart Attack

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (6 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Heart Attack (40)
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Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain Bruising
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Heart Attack (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Heart Attack (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Itchy scalp Loopy feeling 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Groggy in morning
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Aphasia Stumbling 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach upset
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Heart Attack (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in skin Digestive problems 8 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Heart Attack (4)

Data from patients with Heart Attack, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Moderate
  • Mild
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Who has Heart Attack on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 39
30s 47
40s 124
50s 209
60s 174
70+ 45

Gender

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 38
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 68
60-69 years 18
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 370
Not Diagnosed 38

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