Increased epicardial adipose tissue in patients with slow coronary flow phenomenon

ERDOĞAN T. , CANGA A., KOCAMAN S. A. , Cetin M. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , ÇİÇEK Y. , ...Daha Fazla

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, cilt.70, sa.9, ss.903-909, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.903-909


Background: Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding characterised by delayed opacification of epicardial coronary arteries without obstructive coronary disease. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), localised beneath the visceral pericardium, is a metabolically active endocrine and paracrine organ with possible interactions within the heart. EAT and low-grade inflammation play major roles in the atherosclerotic vascular processes and may be important in other coronary pathologies such as SCF.