Epicardial adipose tissue is independently associated with increased left ventricular mass in untreated hypertensive patients: an observational study


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ERDOĞAN T. , Cetin M. , Kocaman S. A. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , ERGUL E. , UGURLU Y., ...Daha Fazla

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.13, sa.4, ss.320-327, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2013.099
  • Dergi Adı: ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.320-327

Özet

Objective: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) secretes various inflammatory mediators and growth factor, and has endocrine and paracrine effects on myocardium and body. We planned the present study in orderto evaluate the possible relationship between EAT and left ventricular mass (LVM), a potent predictor of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, independent of age, blood pressure and the metabolic parameters in patients with hypertension (HT).