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An_246591 posted:
my number is 1815 the high risk number is 1300 i haven't to ask my dr. about but isn't that to high,am i at risk for a heart attack
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"Am I at risk for a heart attack"

Not necessarily, though obviously you must consult with your doctor concerning this.

Don't know how old you are, but definitely worth mentioning here for the masses, as various medical literature/worldwide media have reported, clinically significant (blood flow-limiting) coronary artery disease (CAD), sometimes leading to a dreaded heart attack, is increasing in those in their mid/late 30s to early 40s.

CAD actually begins very early in life (even as early as in the teenage/pre-teen years). Fatty streaks (the earliest precursor to plaque development and plaque is the pathological hallmark of atherosclerosis) are the beginning of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries. Soft plaque (more dangerous and unpredictable than hard/calcified plaque) is the early-stage of atherosclerosis.

Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke

Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation) , diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second/thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), Low HDL (now questionable, according to recent studies) high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

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