Increased epicardial fat tissue thickness predicts advanced interatrial block among hypertensive patients.


ÇINIER G., Yilmaz A. S. , TEKKESIN A., Çetin M.

Journal of electrocardiology, vol.61, pp.18-22, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2020.05.009
  • Journal Name: Journal of electrocardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-22
  • Keywords: Interatrial block, Hypertension, Epicardial fat tissue, ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, PERICARDIAL FAT, LIPID-LEVELS, ASSOCIATION, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, INFLAMMATION, RECURRENCE, SUBSTRATE

Abstract

Background: Recent studies demonstrated that epicardial fat tissue (EFT) was associated with prevalent AF and recurrences following the catheter ablation. We evaluated the value of EFT for the prediction of advanced interatrial block (a-IAB) in the surface electrocardiography (ECG) among hypertensive patients.