What is a CHD risk profile?

What is a CHD risk profile?

A coronary risk profile is a group of blood tests used to measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The profile can help determine your risk for heart disease. Cholesterol is a soft, wax-like substance found in all parts of the body.

What is moderate risk for CHD?

Whereas this statement also defined moderate risk as <10% with ≥2 risk factors present, “intermediate” risk has been suggested previously to be a CHD risk of 0.6–2.0% per year (7), so we have therefore defined moderate risk as 6 to 10% and low risk as <6% risk in 10 years for the purposes of this article.

What are the 9 risk factors of CHD?

Age (older than 40 years for men, 45 years for women)

  • Male sex.
  • Family history of coronary heart disease.
  • Smoking.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes.
  • Obesity.
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels—high total cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides.
  • What is high CHD risk?

    The major risk factors include: Men over 45 years and women over 55 years. Cigarette-smoking. High blood pressure (BP >140/90 mmHg or taking high blood pressure medications)

    How do you assess CHD?

    You may be referred for further tests to help confirm CHD….A number of different tests are used to diagnose heart-related problems, including:

    1. electrocardiogram (ECG)
    2. exercise stress tests.
    3. X-rays.
    4. echocardiogram.
    5. blood tests.
    6. coronary angiography.
    7. radionuclide tests.
    8. MRI scans.

    What is CHD risk in blood test?

    Vascular inflammation is a sign of plaque accumulation in the arteries, and this build-up of plaque can clog the arteries and cause CHD. Patients with Lp-PLA2 activity over 225 nanomoles per minute per milliliter (nmol/min/mL) in their blood are deemed high risk of a CHD event, such as a heart attack or stroke.