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