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.

How do members experience coronary artery disease?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with coronary artery disease*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for coronary artery disease*

*Data from patients with coronary artery disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with coronary artery disease*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
coronary artery disease (13)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
post-surgical pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
coronary artery disease (3)

*Data from patients with coronary artery disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has coronary artery disease on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 30
40s 88
50s 350
60s 585
70+ 588

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 824
Female 821