Association of breast artery calcification with coronary artery disease and carotid intima-media thickness in premenopausal women
AbstractThis study investigated whether breast arterial calcification [BAC] has an association with coronary artery diseases [CAD] in young premenopausal women and evaluated the association of BAC with carotid intima-media thickness and standard CAD risk factors. Among 84 premenopausal women aged < 55 years who were referred for coronary angiography, 34 [40.5%] had abnormal angiographic findings and 6 [7.1%] showed BAC in their mammograms. The body mass index of patients with BAC was significantly higher than those without BAC. BAC had no significant association with angiography-confirmed CAD
Sarrafzadegann, N., Ashrafi, F., Noorbakhsh, M., Haghighi, M., Sadeghi, M. et al. (2009). Association of breast artery calcification with coronary artery disease and carotid intima-media thickness in premenopausal women. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117787
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (6), 1474-1482, 2009
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