MYOCARDIAL INJURY IN COVID-19 PATIENTS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE THICKNESS OF EPICARDIAL ADIPOSE TISSUE


Ozer S., Bulut E., Ozyildiz A. G. , Peker M., TURAN O. E.

KARDIOLOGIYA, vol.61, no.8, pp.48-53, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18087/cardio.2021.8.n1638
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIYA
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-53
  • Keywords: COVID-19 infection, epicardial adipose tissue thickness, myocardial injury, computed tomography, INFERIOR VENA-CAVA, FAT, DISEASE, QUANTIFICATION, PREDICTORS

Abstract

Aim High sensitive troponin (hs-TnI) levels may increase secondary to Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), and this increase is associated with cardiovascular mortality in COVID-19 patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with myocardial injury directly as a reservoir tissue for coronavirus, and indirectly through mediators it secretes as an apocrine gland. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between myocardial injury secondary to COVID-19 infection and EAT thickness.