Although mammography is very helpful in identifying breast tumors, cancer, and other diseases, if it is looked at in a slightly different way, it can also significantly help in knowing the early conditions of heart diseases.
The California-based Kaiser Permanente medical company, in collaboration with the University of California, has said that mammography can also detect the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Apart from this, it can also be said that women are more likely to suffer from heart disease.
Carlos Erabaren of Kaiser Permanente says that calcification, the process of calcium deposits in the veins of women's breasts, indicates that something is wrong with the heart.
It may be related to aging, earlier, diabetes, blood pressure, and internal inflammation was predicted by looking at them, but now the data of thousands of women shows that looking at them can tell the risk of heart diseases.
In this regard, 5059 women aged 60 to 79 years were evaluated, which continued from 2012 to 2015. Later, all the women were contacted for the next six and a half years.
Surprisingly, women with high calcium deposits in their breast veins had a 50% increased risk of stroke and heart disease.
A total of 1338 women had excess calcification, of which 155 had a heart attack or stroke and 427 had other types of heart disease.
Thus calcium accumulation increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by 23%. If calcification occurs in the veins of the chest, the risk of heart disease can increase by 12% in the next ten years.