Effect of epicardial adipose tissue on diastolic functions and left atrial dimension in untreated hypertensive patients with normal systolic function


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

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.61, pp.359-364, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2012.12.015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-364

Abstract

Background: Adipose tissue is the source of many adipokines affecting the cardiovascular system either locally or systemically. Although hypertension is one of the most important factors in diastolic dysfunction (DD), the exact cause of this relationship is unknown. There is no specific study in the current literature regarding the association of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) with left ventricular DD in patients with essential hypertension.