Artherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
“Coronary atherosclerosis” the commonest cause of “coronary heart disease”, which refers to narrowing of coronary arteries due to the formation of “plaque” in the arterial wall. The plaque mainly consists of lipids, calcium and fibrous tissues. When the plaque becomes occlusive, the blood flow to the heart muscle would be jeopardised and the patients would experience chest pain during exercise or even heart attack in severe cases.
This examination can help to predict the risk of suffering from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) – stroke or heart attack – in the next 10 years.
1. Fast for 6-8 hours or more before the blood test.