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
70
Tried for
coronary artery disease (70)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (10) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
10
Tried for
coronary artery disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
8
Tried for
coronary artery disease (8)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (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 (26 evaluations)
Side effects
bleeding gums excessive bleeding 1 more
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
coronary artery disease (70)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
aphasia dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
8
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)
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 (10) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
coronary artery disease (10)
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)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
clogged artery (arterial plaque) dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
coronary artery disease (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)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed 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)
  • 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 4
30s 38
40s 129
50s 353
60s 395
70+ 209
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 88
40-49 years 186
50-59 years 157
60-69 years 60
70+ years 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

51% Female
49% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 684
Not Diagnosed 23

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