I used this tool
your 10 year risks for heart attack are 12.8%, risk with optimal risk factors 8.8% (Total cholesterol of 170 mg/dL, HDL-cholesterol of 50 mg/dL, Systolic BP of 110 mm Hg, Not taking medications for hypertension, Not a diabetic, Not a smoker)
it recommended that you go on statin therapy.
I didn't know your systolic blood pressure so I put in 130.
- Gender: Male
- Age: 65
- Race: White/Other
- Total Cholesterol: 232
- HDL-Cholesterol: 62
- Systolic Blood Pressure: 130
- Hypertension Treatment: No
- Diabetes: No
- Smoker: No
Moderate to High-Intensity Statin Recommended
Before initiating statin therapy, it is reasonable for clinicians and patients to engage in a discussion which considers the potential for ASCVD risk reduction benefits and for adverse effects, for drug-drug interactions, and patient preferences for treatment. (IIa C)
Adults 40 to 75 years of age with LDL-C 70 to 189 mg/dL with no diabetes and estimated 10-year ASCVD risk ≥7.5% should be treated with moderate to high-intensity statin therapy. (I A)
In individuals for whom after quantitative risk assessment a risk-based treatment decision is uncertain, additional factors may be considered to inform treatment decision making. These factors may include primary LDL-C ≥160 mg/dL or other evidence of genetic hyperlipidemias, family history of premature ASCVD with onset <55 years of age in a first degree male relative or <65 years of age in a first degree female relative, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein ≥2 mg/L, CAC score ≥300 Agatston units or ≥75 percentile for age, sex, and ethnicity, ankle-brachial index <0.9, or elevated lifetime risk of ASCVD. Additional factors may be identified in the future. (IIb C)
you should take this information and talk to your GP doctor about it.
did your GP doctor recommend statin therapy for you?
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