What is the Arteriosclerosis Risk Index?

The arteriosclerosis risk index uses blood lipids to calculate how high the individual risk is to contract vascular calcification. How high is the risk of having a heart attack or stroke? The value can be determined by the cholesterol values ​​or the so-called lipoproteins.

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Measured are the so-called "Low Density Lipoprotein" (LDL) and the "High Density Lipoprotein" (HDL). Ultimately, it's about the ratio of LDL to HDL (LDL: HDL). If the calculated value is less than 2, the risk of atherosclerosis is low. Values ​​above 4 are high risk.

author:Dr. med. Julia Hofmann