Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery calcification in psoriasis patients.

@article{Torres2015EpicardialAT,
  title={Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery calcification in psoriasis patients.},
  author={Tiago Pinheiro Torres and Nuno Bettencourt and Denisa Mendonça and Carlos Silva Vasconcelos and V. Gama and B Martins da Silva and Manuela Selores},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={270-7}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease associated with several cardio-metabolic comorbidities, accelerated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Other causes beyond systemic inflammation and traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) may be implicated in the increased risk of CVD observed in these patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), a type of visceral adipose tissue surrounding the heart and coronary vessels has been implicated in the development of… CONTINUE READING