Breast arterial calcification strong predictor of coronary artery calcification

The findings indicate that the presence of BAC could play a significant role in identifying women who may benefit from coronary artery disease prevention without additional cost, time, and radiation exposure. “The opportunity to diagnose cardiovascular risk on mammography heralds a paradigm shift in imaging,” said corresponding author Laurie Margolies, Icahn School of Medicine at … Continue reading “Breast arterial calcification strong predictor of coronary artery calcification”

The findings indicate that the presence of BAC could play a significant role in identifying women who may benefit from coronary artery disease prevention without additional cost, time, and radiation exposure.

“The opportunity to diagnose cardiovascular risk on mammography heralds a paradigm shift in imaging,” said corresponding author Laurie Margolies, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Providing this knowledge to patients and ordering physicians increases the opportunity for patients to take advantage of cardiovascular risk-reduction strategies while screening for breast cancer.”

The study was presented at the ARRS 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto.

Author: Joe Lovrek

Born in Houston, Raised in Trinity Texas

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