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. , ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.35, sa.1, ss.32-41, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.6515/acs.201901_35(1).20180628a
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.32-41


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).