Epicardial adipose tissue as a marker of coronary artery disease risk.

  • Paolo M Raggi
  • Published 2013 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Abstract

In an era when obesity and the metabolic syndrome are growing to epidemic proportions, interest in visceral fat accumulation as a marker of cardiovascular (CV) risk appears most appropriate. In 1947, Jean Vague (1) first reported that the android distribution of fat—central adiposity, as opposed to the gynoid phenotype: accumulation of adipose tissue around… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.12.028

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