Increased epicardial fat tissue is a marker of metabolic syndrome in adult patients

Yorgun H., CANPOLAT U., HAZIROLAN T., Ates A. H., Sunman H., Dural M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.165, no.2, pp.308-313, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.08.067
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-313
  • Keywords: Epicardial adipose tissue, Metabolic syndrome, Multidetector computed tomography, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, DIABETES-MELLITUS, ADIPOCYTOKINES, ASSOCIATION, DIAGNOSIS, OBESITY, RISK
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Background: Human epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a type of visceral adipose tissue functioning as a metabolically active endocrine organ by secreting several hormones and adipocytokines. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between EAT measured by dual source multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and the presence and components of metabolic syndrome (MS).