What is a good ASCVD risk score?

What is a good ASCVD risk score?

What is a good 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- …

When should I start statin ASCVD?

In adults 40 to 75 years of age without diabetes mellitus and with LDL-C levels ≥70 mg/dl (≥1.8 mmol/L), at a 10-year ASCVD risk of ≥7.5%, start a moderate-intensity statin if a discussion of treatment options favors statin therapy.

What is a normal cardiac risk level?

Low risk: Less than 2.0 mg/L. Intermediate risk: 2-3 mg/L. High risk: Higher than 3.0 mg/L.

What is normal lifetime ASCVD risk?

ASCVD Risk Evaluation

Lifetime risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease : 50% (95% CI 46% to 55%)
Lifetime risk for a 50-year-old with optimal risk factors : 5% (95% CI 0% to 12%)

Who qualifies for high-intensity statin?

High-intensity statins are recommended for 2 categories of patients: those with ASCVD (secondary prevention) and high-risk patients without clinical ASCVD. Most patients with ASCVD are candidates for high-intensity statins, with a goal for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction of 50% or greater.

How is ASCVD diagnosed?

Traditional lipid tests for markers such as total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides are recommended for the evaluation of ASCVD risk; such testing is also used for screening and monitoring.

Is there an alternative to taking statins?

There are many non-statin medications your doctor might prescribe: Bile acid-binding resins, like cholestyramine (Locholest, Prevalite, Questran), colesevelam (WelChol), and colestipol (Colestid) stick to cholesterol-rich bile acids in your intestines and lower your LDL levels.