Relationship between epicardial adipose tissue and subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with extra-cardiac arterial disease

M. A. M. den Dekker*, R. Takashima, E. R. van den Heuvel, J. J. A. M. van den Dungen, R. A. Tio, M. Oudkerk, R. Vliegenthart

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Abstract

Objective Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and mediastinal adipose tissue (MAT) are linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). The association between EAT, MAT, and severity of CAD in known extra-cardiac arterial disease was investigated. Design and Methods Sixty-five cardiac asymptomatic patients (mean age 65 +/- 8 years, 69% male) with peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis, or aortic aneurysm underwent coronary computed tomography angiography. Patients were divided into non-significant (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalObesity
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2014

Keywords

  • COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY
  • PERICARDIAL FAT
  • CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
  • METABOLIC SYNDROME
  • ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • VOLUME
  • ANGIOGRAPHY
  • CT
  • REPRODUCIBILITY
  • CALCIFICATION

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