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 with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
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)

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

(Plavix)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constant brain fog excessive bleeding 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cluster headaches dizziness and feeling faint
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Brilinta)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising headaches
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
  • 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 1
20s 48
30s 89
40s 225
50s 474
60s 424
70+ 240

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 645
Female 862

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