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 for 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
651
Tried for
coronary artery disease (15)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
226
Tried for
coronary artery disease (2)

Data from patients with coronary artery disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
coronary artery disease (15)
Perceived effectiveness
for coronary artery disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
post-surgical pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
coronary artery disease (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 522 say coronary artery disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 33
40s 85
50s 346
60s 543
70+ 479
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 91
40-49 years 199
50-59 years 176
60-69 years 75
70+ years 12

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 757
Female 749

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 792
Not Diagnosed 24

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