Coronary artery disease

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What is coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. There are many risk factors for developing CAD, some include age, family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lipids in the blood and smoking.

Common symptoms reported by people with coronary artery disease

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 coronary artery disease

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
coronary artery disease (72)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
15
Tried for
coronary artery disease (15)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
10
Tried for
coronary artery disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
depressed mood (9) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
7
Tried for
coronary artery disease (7)

Data from patients with coronary artery disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with coronary artery disease

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (25 evaluations)
Side effects
bleeding gums excessive bleeding
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
coronary artery disease (72)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
aphasia dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
coronary artery disease (15)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
coronary artery disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm feeling strange 1 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
depressed mood (9) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sinus bradycardia 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
side effects when dose skipped
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue sleep walking (somnambulism)
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drooling especially at night
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
coronary artery disease (7)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with coronary artery disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has coronary artery disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 37
40s 132
50s 361
60s 414
70+ 218
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 91
40-49 years 187
50-59 years 160
60-69 years 61
70+ years 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

52% Female
48% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 697
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from coronary artery disease patients who have completed their condition history
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