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Mammography Could Possibly Be Used To Spot Heart Risks In Female Patients, Study Suggests

The Wall Street Journal (3/24, Winslow, Subscription Publication) reports that research published in the JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging suggests mammography could possibly be used to spot heart risks in female patients.

 

HealthDay (3/24, Thompson) reports that the research “included nearly 300 women who had digital mammography.” Participants “also...had a separate, unrelated CT scan within a year of their breast cancer screening...said” researcher Dr. Laurie Margolies. The researchers “found about seven out of 10 of the women who had evidence of breast artery calcification on their mammogram were also found to have calcium deposits in their heart arteries.” 

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