Epicardial adipose tissue thickness predicts descending thoracic aorta atherosclerosis shown by multidetector computed tomography

@article{Yorgun2011EpicardialAT,
  title={Epicardial adipose tissue thickness predicts descending thoracic aorta atherosclerosis shown by multidetector computed tomography},
  author={Hikmet Yorgun and Uğur Canpolat and Tuncay Hazırolan and Hamza Sunman and Ahmet Hakan Ateş and Kadri Murat G{\"u}rses and {\"O}zg{\"u}r Ertuğrul and Erg{\"u}n Barış Kaya and Kudret Aytemir and Lale Tokg{\"o}zoğlu and Giray Kabakçı and Ali Oto},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={911-919}
}
Human epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a type of visceral adipose tissue functioning as an endocrine organ by secreting hormones and adipocytokines which have an important role in the atherosclerotic process. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between EAT measured by dual source multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and descending thoracic aorta (DTA) atherosclerosis. A total of 148 patients who underwent MDCT for the evaluation of coronary artery disease were enrolled in… CONTINUE READING

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