Your ASCVD risk tells how likely people like you are to develop serious heart or blood vessel disease. 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.
Your doctor can calculate your ASCVD risk. There is also an easy to use online calculator found here: ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus.
Factors Needed for Your ASCVD Score
- Systolic Blood Pressure (top blood pressure number)
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- History of Diabetes
- Smoking Status
- On Hypertension Treatment
Your ASCVD risk can help you know if the risk of disease is high or low!