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How to Talk About Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk

How to Talk About Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk How to Talk About Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk DEBRA J. REID, PHARMD, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP, FADCES Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of score is 20%, this indicates that among 100 morbidity and mortality among persons with individuals with the same risk factors, 20 would diabetes (PWD). Atherosclerotic cardiovascular be expected to have a heart attack or stroke in disease (ASCVD) is defined as conditions that are the next 10 years, which is considered high risk. caused by buildup of plaque in the arterial walls. The calculator is available as a mobile application These include heart attack, stroke, and peripheral or can be accessed online at http://tools.acc.org/ artery disease. ASCVD-Risk-Estimator-Plus. The American Limitations to the risk calculator are that it ASCVD Risk Estimator College of does not account for family history of premature The American College of Cardiology/American ASCVD, chronic kidney disease, duration of Cardiology/American Heart Association ASCVD risk estimator is a useful diabetes, or presence of complications such tool to estimate the 10-year risk for ASCVD. The Heart Association as albuminuria, retinopathy, and neuropathy. calculator is intended to be used for those 40 These additional risk factors, referred to as risk ASCVD risk estimator to 79 years old http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ADCES in Practice SAGE

How to Talk About Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk

ADCES in Practice , Volume 9 (6): 4 – Nov 1, 2021

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SAGE
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© 2021 by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
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2633-559X
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2633-5603
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10.1177/2633559x211034490
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Abstract

How to Talk About Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk DEBRA J. REID, PHARMD, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP, FADCES Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of score is 20%, this indicates that among 100 morbidity and mortality among persons with individuals with the same risk factors, 20 would diabetes (PWD). Atherosclerotic cardiovascular be expected to have a heart attack or stroke in disease (ASCVD) is defined as conditions that are the next 10 years, which is considered high risk. caused by buildup of plaque in the arterial walls. The calculator is available as a mobile application These include heart attack, stroke, and peripheral or can be accessed online at http://tools.acc.org/ artery disease. ASCVD-Risk-Estimator-Plus. The American Limitations to the risk calculator are that it ASCVD Risk Estimator College of does not account for family history of premature The American College of Cardiology/American ASCVD, chronic kidney disease, duration of Cardiology/American Heart Association ASCVD risk estimator is a useful diabetes, or presence of complications such tool to estimate the 10-year risk for ASCVD. The Heart Association as albuminuria, retinopathy, and neuropathy. calculator is intended to be used for those 40 These additional risk factors, referred to as risk ASCVD risk estimator to 79 years old

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ADCES in PracticeSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2021

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