An increase in epicardial adipose tissue is strongly associated with carotid intima-media thickness and atherosclerotic plaque, but LDL only with the plaque


KOCAMAN S. A. , BAYSAN O., Çetin M. , ALTUNER T. K. , OCAKLI E. P. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.17, no.1, pp.56-63, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2016.6885
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-63

Abstract

Objective: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is reliable marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Until today, there was no study that investigated whether epicardial adipose tissue ( EAT), which is a surrogate for lipid depot in a special visceral tissue or circulating lipids, is more important for CIMT and atherosclerotic plaque.