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
34
Tried for
coronary artery disease (34)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
6
Tried for
coronary artery disease (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

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 (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
coronary artery disease (34)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization post-surgical pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
coronary artery disease (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
tachycardia (fast heart rate) vivid dreams
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
metallic taste in mouth
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 468 say coronary artery disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 40
40s 99
50s 372
60s 512
70+ 367
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 92
40-49 years 198
50-59 years 175
60-69 years 69
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 698
Female 703

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 779
Not Diagnosed 24

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