What are the 4 statin benefit groups?
Since the 2013 update, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol have identified 4 statin benefit groups: clinical ASCVD, severe hypercholesterolemia (low‐density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL‐C] ≥190 mg/dL), diabetes mellitus in adults, and those …
At what ASCVD risk do you start statin?
While prior guidelines suggested high-intensity statins for patients with diabetes if their 10-year ASCVD risk is ≥7.5%, the current guidelines recommend initiating high-intensity statin for those with the presence of multiple risk factors to reduce LDL-C levels by ≥50%.
What is considered high risk for cardiovascular disease?
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are particular habits, behaviors, circumstances or conditions that increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, smoking, diabetes, age and family history.
At what Ascvd risk do you start statin?
What is the Ascvd risk estimator plus?
ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus is an update to the American College of Cardiology ASCVD Risk Estimator that uses recent science and user feedback to help a clinician and patient build a customized risk lowering plan by estimating and monitoring change in 10 year ASCVD risk.
Who qualifies for statin therapy?
Specifically, participants were considered statin eligible if they met at least 1 of the following criteria: (1) LDL-C level 100 mg/dL or higher and diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease or 10-year FRS for coronary heart disease (CHD) of 20% or higher; (2) LDL-C level 130 mg/dL or higher and FRS greater than …
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.