Association of pericardial fat accumulation rather than abdominal obesity with coronary atherosclerotic plaque formation in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

@article{Konishi2010AssociationOP,
  title={Association of pericardial fat accumulation rather than abdominal obesity with coronary atherosclerotic plaque formation in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.},
  author={Masaaki Konishi and Seigo Sugiyama and Koichi Sugamura and Toshimitsu Nozaki and Keisuke Ohba and Junichi Matsubara and Yasushi Matsuzawa and Hitoshi Sumida and Yasuhiro Nagayoshi and Takeshi Nakaura and Kazuo Awai and Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideaki Jinnouchi and Kunihiko Matsui and Kazuo Kimura and Satoshi Umemura and Hisao Ogawa},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={209 2},
  pages={573-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the association of pericardial fat with the presence of coronary plaques. BACKGROUND Waist circumference, reflecting abdominal obesity, is a risk factor of metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease (CAD). Adipose tissue secretes many factors implicated in atherogenesis, however, the role of pericardial fat (ectopic visceral fat around coronary arteries) in the pathogenesis of CAD is not clear. METHODS We measured total pericardial fat… CONTINUE READING

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