Heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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What is heart attack (myocardial infarction)?

A heart attack, also called myocardial infarction, is when blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked, preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart. The heart muscle dies or becomes permanently damaged.

Common symptoms reported by people with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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 heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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
497
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
248
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90

Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), 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 heart attack (myocardial infarction)

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Nitrostat)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cluster headaches dizziness and feeling faint
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart attack (myocardial infarction) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart attack (myocardial infarction), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has heart attack (myocardial infarction) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 373 say heart attack (myocardial infarction) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 40
30s 81
40s 204
50s 452
60s 479
70+ 295

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 672
Female 889

These charts show data from heart attack (myocardial infarction) patients who have completed their condition history
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