Could mammograms provide clues to CVD risk in older women?

A new study adds to evidence that breast arterial calcification could inform primary prevention efforts

Routine mammograms may provide important insights into heart disease risk and inform primary prevention efforts for older women.

US researchers have found that breast arterial calcification seen on screening digital mammography was associated with a higher risk of atherosclerotic 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,” said study author and clinical

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