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At a high level, the new guidelines redefine hypertension as blood pressure >130/80 and recommend starting anti-hypertensives based on ASCVD risk score of >10%.How to determine ASCVD risk?
The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age (calculator restricted to 40-75 years interval), sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, use of blood pressure lowering medication, diabetes status, and smoking status.What is 10 year ASCVD risk score?
ASCVD Risk Interpretation 1, 2 This patient is at ELEVATED 10-year risk (≥ 7.5%) for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) In diabetics (40-75 years, LDL 70-189 mg/dL), a high-intensity statin should be considered with a 10-year ASCVD risk ≥ 7.5%What is established ASCVD?
ASCVD means atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. ASCVD includes heart attack, heart failure, clogged arteries, and stroke. Knowing your 10-year ASCVD risk can help you and your doctor make decisions about high blood pressure and high cholesterol treatment. Experts hope to prevent ASCVD in more people by treating these problems earlier.