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Table 4 Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with left and right breast cancer (mean value ± standard deviation).

From: Myocardial perfusion imaging with 99 mTc - tetrofosmin SPECT in breast cancer patients that received postoperative radiotherapy: a case-control study

Risk factor Left Breast
Cancer
Right Breast
Cancer
Control individuals LBC vs Control RBC vs Control
Smoking 2/28 (7.1%) 4/18 (14.3%) 12/85 (14.1%) p = 0.27 p = 0.46
HTN 14/28 (50.0%) 6/18 (21.4%) 54/85 (63.5%) p = 0.22 p = 0.024*
DM 7/28 (25.0%) 4/18 (14.3%) 15/85 (17.6%) p = 0.51 p = 0.76
HL 10/28 (35.7%) 9/18 (32.1%) 49/85 (57.6%) p = 0.05* p = 0.57
Family
History
5/28 (17.9%) 5/18 (17.9%) 39/85 (45.9%) 0.003** 0.15
  1. HTN: hypertension; DM: diabetes mellitus; HL: hyperlipidemia; LBC: Left breast cancer; RBC: Right breast cancer; *: p ≤ 0.05; **: p ≤ 0.01