Prevalence of breast arterial calcifications in an ethnically diverse population of women.

@article{Reddy2005PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of breast arterial calcifications in an ethnically diverse population of women.},
  author={J. Ravindra Reddy and Hongju Son and Suzanne J Smith and Furcy Paultre and Lori J Mosca},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={344-50}
}
PURPOSE Breast arterial calcifications (BAC) identified on routine mammography have been associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors including diabetes and hypertension, angiographically defined CHD, and increased cardiovascular mortality. Accumulating evidence suggests that the mammogram may be an important tool to identify women at risk for CHD, however, the epidemiology of BAC has been poorly defined and previous studies limited to white populations. METHODS The mammograms of… CONTINUE READING

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