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Breast Calcification Correlated to Coronary Calcification
A new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) last week suggested that the breast screening mammogram could be an aid for heart risk assessment.
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Are you performing amputations due to Peripheral Artery Disease?
In the NEW CV Directions, Phalan Bolden and Latasha Ruffin report excellent results from the Vascular Amputation Task Force's initiative to reduce length-of-stay post-amputation.
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More on Peripheral Artery Disease, compiled by authors Bolden and Ruffin:
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the lower extremities. Risk factors for peripheral artery disease include elevated blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, inactivity and obesity. Diabetes and smoking are the strongest risk factors.
Continue reading CV Directions Companion: Peripheral Artery Disease and Reducing Length-of-Stay Post-Amputation