Association between Breast Vessel Calcification in Mammography and severity of calcification in coronary Artery in CT Angiography
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Coronary artery disease is an early asymptomatic stage. To explore a way of preventing severe complications of this disease, this study was conducted to determine the relationship between the severity of coronary artery calcification in CT angiography and calcification of mammary vascularity in mammography in women over 40 years of age. Became Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 60 women over 40 years of age referred to the Civic Heart Hospital (Center for CT Angiography) in 2017 who were referred for cardiologists for CT angiography for any reason, and in one Mammography last year, or mammography done with a doctor's recommendation for screening. In these patients, the correlation between calcium scorus measured in CT angiography with the amount of calcification in the mammary vasculature was investigated. In mammograms, the presence or absence of BAC, one-way or two-way, and its severity by division into three groups of mild, moderate and severe, were examined. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 23 software. Results: The mean age of referred patients was 49.52 ± 8.83 years. Of these 60 women, 50% were postmenopausal and 50% were not menopause. The reason for referral was 45% heart rate and 43.3% chest pain. In 37 (61.7%) cases, mild to severe coronary calcification was observed and 50 (83.3%) had mild to severe mammary vascular calcification. There was a significant correlation between coronary calcification and mammary vascular calcification (p = 0.001), and there was a significant relationship between coronary calcification and postmenopausal calcification (p <0.001), which indicates this the higher the calcification of the mammary vascularity, the greater the severity of coronary artery calcification.