Epicardial fat thickness is associated with retinopathy in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension


Ozer S., Yucekul B., YILMAZ A. S. , Ozyildiz A. G. , Kinik M., TURAN O. E. , ...More

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.8, no.4, pp.365-370, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2020.23334
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-370
  • Keywords: Epicardial adipose tissue thickness, hypertension, retinopathy, PENTRAXIN 3, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, BLOOD-PRESSURE, DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, DIABETIC-RETINOPATHY, CLASSIFICATION, ABNORMALITIES, PROGRESSION, POPULATION

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Hypertensive retinopathy develops based on endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and atherosclerosis. Epicardial fat secretes various cytokines associated with endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, inflammation, and atherosclerosis. We aimed to evaluate whether epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness is a marker for retinopathy in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients.