• Medicine
  • Published 2017

Abstract 18117: Epicardial Adipose Tissue Produces Proinflammatory Cytokines and Influences the Pathogenesis of Atrial Fibrillation

@inproceedings{Soeki2017Abstract1E,
  title={Abstract 18117: Epicardial Adipose Tissue Produces Proinflammatory Cytokines and Influences the Pathogenesis of Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Takeshi Soeki and Tomomi Matsuura and Etsuko Uematsu and Takeshi Tobiume and Kenya Kusunose and Takayuki Ise and Koji Yamaguchi and Shusuke Yagi and Daiju Fukuda and Hirotsugu Yamada and Tetsuzo Wakatsuki and Masataka Sata},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Several studies have shown that epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is not only an anatomic depot of fat, but also may serve as a local source of proinflammatory cytokines related to coronary artery disease (CAD). Although there are several studies reporting an association between EAT and CAD, the evidence concerning the association between EAT and arrhythmias is relatively limited. A recent study has shown that EAT locations are in excellent agreement with high dominant frequency sites… CONTINUE READING

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