Mammograms Show Promise as Tool for Predicting Heart Disease and Stroke in Women – American Heart Association News

Read article - Thara Ali, an instructor in medicine, is featured in an article about the potential benefits of routine mammograms beyond detecting breast cancer. “We know we need to find better ways to predict heart disease in women before it happens,” Ali said. “We’re saying these patients can be risk-stratified with routine mammograms they get every one to two years anyway. This is a pretty simple way the average cardiologist can find out if a woman is at risk.”