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Mammography not only detects breast cancer

Mammography not only detects breast cancer

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Mammograms could also detect cardiovascular disease. The presence of micro-calcification in the breasts would indicate their presence in the arteries as well. A new study presented at the American College of Cardiology annual conference in Chicago (USA) suggests that mammography could also be used to detect cardiovascular disease in women. According to Dr. Harvey Hecht, head of the Cardiovascular Imaging department at the New York Mount Sinai Hospital, the detection of micro-calcification in the chest could indicate the presence of other small calcium deposits in the arteries, increasing the Cardiac risk. For their study, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, the researchers recruited 292 women who had performed a mammogram and a CT of the arteries in the past 12 months. Of...