Angina pectoris

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What is angina pectoris?

Angina is recurring chest pain or discomfort which occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood. Episodes of angina may be caused by exertion or excitement that places increased demands for oxygen to the heart. Angina is considered unstable if is occurs at rest.

Common symptoms reported by people with angina pectoris

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 angina pectoris

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

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
angina pectoris (7) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
angina pectoris (6) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
angina pectoris (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imdur)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
angina pectoris (5) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Plavix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
angina pectoris (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
angina pectoris (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
angina pectoris (2) anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cluster headaches dizziness and feeling faint 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
angina pectoris (7) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing inflammation 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
angina pectoris (6) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
angina pectoris (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imdur)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (4 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches hypotension
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
angina pectoris (5) chest pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drooling especially at night suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Plavix)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
angina pectoris (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
hypotension
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
angina pectoris (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for angina pectoris (1 evaluation)
Side effects
suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
angina pectoris (2) anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 29
30s 44
40s 60
50s 123
60s 107
70+ 55
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 32
30-39 years 54
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 51
60-69 years 19
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 165
Female 256

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 258
Not Diagnosed 47

These charts show data from angina pectoris patients who have completed their condition history
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