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
58
Tried for
coronary artery disease (58)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
8
Tried for
coronary artery disease (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
7
Tried for
coronary artery disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (3)

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 (13 evaluations)
Side effects
bleeding gums excessive bleeding
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
coronary artery disease (58)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (11)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
coronary artery disease (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling strange panic attacks
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
coronary artery disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue sleep walking (somnambulism)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (22 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior confusion
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (3)
  • 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 6
30s 38
40s 118
50s 376
60s 444
70+ 264
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 89
40-49 years 192
50-59 years 164
60-69 years 64
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 606
Female 647

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 746
Not Diagnosed 24

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