Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery disease: an article review

Mousavi, Sareh and Ghaderi, Fereshteh and Eshraghi, Ali (2015) Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery disease: an article review. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 2 (1). pp. 49-51.

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Adipose tissue surrounding the heart may contribute in the progression of coronary atherosclerosis due to its proximity to the coronary arteries. In addition, epicardial adipose tissue has paracrine and endocrine functions. It can secrete numerous bioactive molecules. Most previous studies examined the relation between coronary artery disease and epicardial adipose tissue have used echocardiography and have reported controversial results, probably due to differences in measurement techniques and study populations. This study aimed to give a brief review on the value of echocardiographic assessment of epicardial adipose tissue in the prediction of coronary artery disease severity.Epicardial adipose tissue, easily and non-invasively evaluated by transthoracic echocardiography, can be considered as an adjunctive marker to classical risk factors despite all the limitations. Moreover, it might be recommended as a useful quantitative screening examination for the prediction of the presence and the severity of coronary artery disease and the extent of atherosclerosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 13:47
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7557

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