Table 1

ASCVD is defined based on events, diagnoses and procedures associated with atherosclerosis in arteries of the heart, head and neck and the periphery

GroupEventsDiagnosesProcedures
CADMI; unstable anginaCHD; stable angina pectorisCoronary artery revascularisation; coronary artery bypass grafting
CeVDIschaemic stroke;
transient ischaemic attack
Carotid artery stenosis; carotid atherosclerosisCarotid endarterectomy
PADPeripheral artery thrombosisAortic atherosclerosis; intermittent claudicationPeripheral artery angioplasty
  • Events, diagnoses and procedures mentioned are examples, the list is not exhaustive. A complete list of terms used to define history of ASCVD in the present study is shown in online supplemental table 1.

  • ASCVD, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; CAD, coronary artery disease; CeVD, cerebrovascular disease; CHD, coronary heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PAD, peripheral artery disease.