ASCVD


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ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

ASCVD

Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. See Atherosclerosis, Artherosclerotic heart disease.
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But the document provides much more than an algorithm for treating patients with concomitant ASCVD, Dr.
patients with high 10-year calculated ASCVD risk), we hypothesized that the effect of the guidelines on statin prescribing might vary across the four ACC/AHA high-risk groups (ASCVD, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, 10-year calculated ASCVD risk [greater than or equal to]7.
In summary, nonfasting lipid profile testing offers advantages in convenience for patients and has been proven as reliable, or even superior to, fasting lipid testing in assessing ASCVD risk.
Hence, nonlipid ASCVD risk factors should also be managed appropriately, particularly hypertension, smoking, and diabetes mellitus in young males.
Studies since 2012 have continued to validate ELC as a risk factor for the presence of ASCVD with operating characteristics superior to that of usual risk factors and adding to their value.
A key part of this heart check will include use of the ASCVD risk assessment calculator.
dagger]) As outlined by the 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines, persons who should initiate or continue cholesterol-lowering medication included four groups: 1) persons with clinical ASCVD (self-reported history of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stable or unstable angina, or stroke); 2) persons with LDL-C [greater than or equal to]190 mg/dL; 3) persons aged 40-75 years with diabetes, LDL-C 70-189 mg/dL, and without clinical ASCVD; and 4) persons aged 40-75 years without clinical ASCVD or diabetes, with LDL-C 70-189 mg/dL, and estimated 10-year ASCVD risk from Pooled Cohort Equation ([section]) [greater than or equal to]7.
Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey and his team, 52 years ago, found no correlation between blood cholesterol levels and severity of atherosclerosis in 1,700 patients undergoing surgical treatment of ASCVD.
As ASCVD begins within the first two decades of life it is critical to recognize and intervene early in cases of childhood obesity.
Statins are the first-line and most effective drug of choice to reduce LDL as well as decrease the risk of developing ASCVD (Stone et al.