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novel breast arterial calcification (BAC) score that uses findings from standard digital mammography is predictive of underlying coronary calcification and cardiovascular disease risk, a new study shows.

"This is almost the "perfect storm" because the age range for people who are having mammograms is the same as the age range for those who might benefit the most from preventive cardiology," said Laurie Margolies, MD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

 

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