Are You at Risk?Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) is a type of heart disease caused by consistent high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL-C) in the blood that lead to the buildup of plaque on the walls of the arteries. In people with ASCVD, the plaque buildup has resulted in problems related to bad cholesterol, such as:
- Heart attack
- Blockages within the arteries, causing chest pain
The American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology guidelines stress the importance of lifestyle modifications to lower cardiovascular disease risk. This includes eating a heart-healthy diet, regular aerobic exercises, maintaining a desirable body weight and avoiding tobacco products.
Education & Resources
Early Heart Attack CareBe familiar with the signs of an impending heart attack.
Learn more about this type of heart disease caused by consistently high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL-C) in the blood that leads to the buildup of plaque on the walls of the arteries.