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. , ...More

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.70, no.9, pp.903-909, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.903-909

Abstract

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.