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The association of intramammarian arterial calcifications detected on mammography with coronary artery disease and its risk factors

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B Hekimog˘lu ,

Department of Radiology, S.B. Ankara Diskapi YB Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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B Demirler S¸ ims¸ ir,

Department of Radiology, S.B. Ankara Diskapi YB Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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E Öztürk,

Department of Radiology, S.B. Ankara Diskapi YB Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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C Yücesoy,

Department of Radiology, S.B. Ankara Diskapi YB Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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R Akdemir

Department of Radiology, S.B. Ankara Diskapi YB Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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Abstract

Aim of the study: To evaluate the association of intramammarian arterial calcifications seen on mammography with coronary artery disease and its risk factors and to discuss intramammarian arterial calcifications value as a predictor of coronary artery disease.

Material and methods: Mammography was performed on 55 women over 40 years of age who have undergone coronary angiography and have not had a mammography in the past year. Coronary angiography results, coronary artery disease risk factors and intramammarian arterial calcifications are evaluated.

Results:The prevalance of intramammarian arterial calcifications was 41.8%. A significant relationship between intramammarian arterial calcifications and coronary artery disease was indicated (OR 10,8, 95% CI 3,02-38,59). The positive predictive value and negative predictive value of intramammarian arterial calcifications for coronary artery disease was 78.3% and 75% respectively. Also advancing age was found relevant with these calcifications (OR 1,15, 95% CI 1,05-1,25).

Conclusion: The results support the present literature and suggest that mammography, already widely in use as a screening tool among women over 40, may be used simultaneously in coronary artery disease risk assessment. These results should be confirmed by further larger group controlled studies.

How to Cite: Hekimog˘lu B, S¸ ims¸ ir BD, Öztürk E, Yücesoy C, Akdemir R. The association of intramammarian arterial calcifications detected on mammography with coronary artery disease and its risk factors. JBR-BTR. 2012;95(4):229–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.626
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Published on 01 Jul 2012.
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