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Calcification Of Breast Blood Vessels May Predict Stroke Risk

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April 30, 2002
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Women whose routine mammograms revealed calcification in the blood vessels of the breasts were at increased risk for stroke, although those who had calcification only in their milk ducts were not, according to a long-term study presented at the American Heart Association’s Asia Pacific Scientific Forum. “Women with breast blood vessel calcification had a 54 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke compared to women without calcification,” says Carlos Iribarren, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., investigator in the division of research at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. Women who had calcification in their milk ducts, another finding during mammography, were not at increased risk of stroke.

HONOLULU, April 25 – Women whose routine mammograms revealed calcification in the blood vessels of the breasts were at increased risk for stroke, although those who had calcification only in their milk ducts were not, according to a long-term study presented at the American Heart Association’s Asia Pacific Scientific Forum. “Women with breast blood vessel calcification had a 54 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke compared to women without calcification,” says Carlos Iribarren, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., investigator in the division of research at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. Women who had calcification in their milk ducts, another finding during mammography, were not at increased risk of stroke.


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