Independent determinants of ascending aortic dilatation in hypertensive patients: smoking, endothelial dysfunction, and increased epicardial adipose tissue


Cetin M. , KOCAMAN S. A. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , ERDOĞAN T. , UGURLU Y., DOGAN S., ...More

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, vol.17, no.6, pp.223-230, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mbp.0b013e328359c4a7
  • Title of Journal : BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-230

Abstract

Background Ascending aortic aneurysm is an uncommon condition with lethal consequences. Lately, epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is acknowledged as an organ with important effects on the vascular system. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether EAT, cardiovascular risk factors, and vascular structure and functions are independently related to ascending aortic dilatation.