Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease or ASCVD, is characterized by the accumulation of plaque within arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It's the top cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this video, Dr. Dan Duncanson, an Internal Medicine physician at SIMEDHealth, explores ASCVD, the utilization of a cardiac risk calculator and how it provides insights on enhancing one’s heart disease risk assessment. For questions about ASCVD or your risk score, consult your SIMEDHealth primary care provider.
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