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Cardiology Management

Minimal coronary artery calcification is not a predictor of ischaemic stroke

2018 22 May

New findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) show that minimally elevated coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated with a low rate of ischaemic stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA) events. While a minimal CAC score of 1-10 is not a valuable predictive marker for ischaemic stroke/TIA, this may provide an early and... Read more

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Digital Mammography Helps Predict Heart Disease

2016 29 Mar

According to findings that will be published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging , mammography could help predict heart disease in women by detecting signs of calcium in the arteries of the breast. This could help ensure early treatment and provide benefits to younger women.  Heart Disease is the cause of 22.4 percent of deaths among women in the US and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Death

2015 04 Dec

A large, long-term study conducted with a racially diverse group of adults in the U.S. found that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in young adults is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. However, no association was found with the development of coronary artery calcification. The findings are published in JAMA Internal... Read more