Increased Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Associated with the Extent of Aortic Dissection


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EMLEK N. , YILMAZ A. S. , ÖZER S., GÜNDOĞDU H. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , ÇETİN M.

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, vol.32, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.37616/2212-5043.1193
  • Title of Journal : Journal of the Saudi Heart Association

Abstract

Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a biologically active organ that has endocrine and paracrine functions. Endothelial dysfunction, systemic, and local inflammatory response, due to bio-active molecules produced by EAT, may affect aortic dissection propagation and extent. We investigated the association between EAT thickness and the extent of aortic dissection.