health conditions


Question by  vidyesh (18)

In medical terms, what is ASCVD?

My aunt was recently diagnosed and I did not know what she meant.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

ASCVD is Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. It has to do with the narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. The narrowing is usually caused by plaque build up. This condition could lead to heart attack or stroke. The condition is most often treatable with medication and/or surgery.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

ASCVD stands for Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and it basically means that there is hardening of the arteries due to an underlying health condition. A common cause can be high cholesterol.


Answer by  bhavana (32)

In the medical terms ASCVD means 'Arterioscelrotic cardiovascular disease'. This is a heart disease. ASCVD is a group of dieases where the thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls, occuring in three forms. This causes slow and impaired blood circulation. It could be developed due to aging with hypertension.


Answer by  Carysta (21)

ASCVD stands for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It is also known as coronary artery disease, and is characterised by a buildup of fatty deposits within the coronary arteries.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

It is called Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. You should ask your aunts doctor more about it, and how it is treated so you know how to treat your aunt. Or ask your own doctor more about it.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

ASCVD stands for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. This is better known as hardening of the arteries. This is a common disorder of the arteries which occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard substances called plaque. The plaque blocks the arteries and narrows them making it hard for the blood to flow.


Answer by  alseitz (2)

Artherosclerotic Cario vascular disease. If it is hardening of the arteries then why have my husbands dialated he has 75% blockage and can't have a stent put in. The doctors call it ASCVD?

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