Epicardial Adipose Tissue Predicts Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Independently of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference


Erdoğan T. , Durakoglugil M. E. , Çetin M. , KOCAMAN S. A. , DUMAN H. , CICEK Y. , ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.35, no.1, pp.32-41, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs.201901_35(1).20180628a
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-41

Abstract

Background: Visceral obesity is strongly associated with atherosclerosis. Even though waist circumference (WC) is the most common assessment method of total visceral adipose tissue and cardiometabolic risk, this method lacks direct measurement of adipose tissue and has better correlation to subcutaneous fat rather than visceral fat. We intended to investigate whether epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is clinically superior to body mass index (BMI) and WC in predicting Framingham risk score (FRS) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT).