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

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


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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