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Could mammograms detect clogged arteries as well as breast cancer? Yes, says new research

Could mammograms detect clogged arteries as well as breast cancer? Yes, says new research

A woman's routine mammogram is a bulwark against dying of breast cancer, which strikes 1 in 8 women over a lifetime. But new research suggests that, with little extra cost or effort, a woman's mammogram could also tell whether she is being stalked by a far more dangerous killer of women - coronary heart disease.

Heart disease kills about 1 in 4 women, and coronary heart disease - a buildup of plaque in the arteries leading to the heart - is its most common form. But giving a woman warning that she may have dangerous plaque buildup there might be as easy as asking the radiologist who reads her mammograms what he or she sees in the blood vessels that are clearly visible inside the...

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