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Flashcards in ACC/AHA 2013: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Deck (5)
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1

How often should you assess traditional ASCVD risk factors in adults 20 - 79 years of age who are free from ASCVD?

Every 4 - 6 years is reasonable

2

How often should you estimate 10 year ASCVD risk in adults 40 - 79 years of age who are free from ASCVD?

Every 4 - 6 years is reasonable

3

Starting at what what age is formal estimation of 10 year ASCVD risk recommended?

Age 40

4

If a patient does not have clinical ASCVD, is 20 - 59 years of age, and has a low (<7.5%) 10 year risk of ASCVD, what should you assess next?

30 year or lifetime risk

5

What specific races should use this risk assessment per the Work Group recommendations?

non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic African Americans