Echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness and coronary artery disease.

  title={Echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness and coronary artery disease.},
  author={J Jeong and Myung Ho Jeong and Kyeong Ho Yun and Seok Kyu Oh and Eun Mi Park and Yun Kyung Kim and Sang Jae Rhee and Eun Mi Lee and Je Han Lee and Nam Jin Yoo and Namhee Kim and Jong Chun Park},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  volume={71 4},
BACKGROUND The association between epicardial fat and coronary artery disease has not been evaluated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of echocardiographic epicardial fat to the presence and severity of coronary artery disease in a clinical setting. METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred and three consecutive patients who underwent echocardiography and diagnostic coronary angiography were studied. The epicardial fat thickness on the free wall of the right ventricle… CONTINUE READING


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