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., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.61, ss.359-364, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 61
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2012.12.015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.359-364


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.