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Mammograms may provide clues to heart-disease risk in older women


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Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Reuters Health - 15/03/2022 - Routine mammograms may provide important insights into cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for older women. In a new study researchers found that breast arterial calcifications seen on screening digital mammography was associated with a higher risk of CVD over roughly six years in postmenopausal women. "We hope that our study will encourage an update of the guidelines for reporting breast arterial calcification from routine mammograms," Dr. Carlos Iribarren of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research in Oakland said in a news release. "Our study has moved the needle toward recommending routine assessment and reporting of breast arterial calcification in postmenopausal women. Integrating this information in cardiovascular risk calculators and using this new information can help improve cardiovascular risk reduction strategies," Dr. Iribarren said. The findings, published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular...


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