Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine in patients with metabolic syndrome and normal coronary arteries


Balcioglu A. S. , Durakoglugil M. E. , Cicek D., Bal U. A. , Boyaci B., Muderrisoglu H.

DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC SYNDROME, vol.6, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1758-5996-6-62
  • Title of Journal : DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC SYNDROME

Abstract

Background: Increased epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine levels are associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and coronary artery disease. The majority of patients with MS have subclinical or manifest coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between MS and plasma homocysteine levels and epicardial adipose tissue thickness in subjects without epicardial coronary artery disease.