What is a good 10-year Ascvd risk score?

What is a good 10-year Ascvd risk score?

In present guidelines, patients with estimated 10-year ASCVD risk of 5% to <7.5% are considered to be at “borderline” risk and may be considered for drug therapy with a statin under certain circumstances; those with “intermediate” 10-year risk (7.5% to <20%) should be considered for initiation of moderate- to high- …

What is a cardiovascular disease 10-year risk score?

low – you have less than a 10% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years. moderate – you have a 10% to 20% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years. high – you have more than a 20% chance of a heart or circulation problem in the next 10 years.

What does moderate risk mean?

Typically, a Moderate Risk area is issued when a widespread severe storm or tornado outbreak is expected. Threats to areas in a Moderate Risk typically include: The likelihood of tornadoes, often strong and/or long-lasting. Frequent lightning. Damaging winds, often in excess of 70 mph.

How do doctors calculate cardiovascular risk?

The initial blood pressure and the first random (non-fasting) total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are used to estimate an individual’s risk. However, the decision on using drug therapy should generally be based on repeat risk factor measurements over a period of time.

What is high risk Ascvd score?

Individuals are preliminarily classified based on estimated risk: 10-year ASCVD risk <5% is low risk; 5%-7.5% is borderline risk; 7.5-20% is intermediate risk, and ≥20% is high risk. High risk individuals should be strongly recommended statin therapy on the basis of risk alone after a clinician patient risk discussion.

At what Ascvd risk do you start statin?

In persons 40 to 75 years of age without clinical ASCVD or diabetes and with an estimated 10-year ASCVD risk of 7.5% or greater, moderate- to high-intensity statin therapy should be used. If the 10-year risk of ASCVD is 5% to less than 7.5%, treatment with a moderate-intensity statin is reasonable.

Do cardiologists take statins?

What a Cardiologist Wants You to Know. About 35 million people take statins in the United States, but research says only 55% of those who are recommended to take a statin are taking one.

How do you measure cardiovascular risk?

Is there anything else I need to know about a heart disease risk assessment?

  1. Cholesterol levels, a test that measures cholesterol levels in your blood.
  2. Electrocardiogram, a test that measures electrical signals in your heart.
  3. Stress test, a test that measures how well your heart handles physical activity.