Epicardial fat: a new cardiovascular therapeutic target.

@article{Iacobellis2016EpicardialFA,
  title={Epicardial fat: a new cardiovascular therapeutic target.},
  author={Gianluca Iacobellis},
  journal={Current opinion in pharmacology},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={13-8}
}
Epicardial fat is the visceral fat depot of the heart. Given its rapid metabolism, organ fat specificity and simple objective measurability, epicardial fat can serve as target for pharmaceutical agents targeting the adipose tissue. Epicardial fat has shown to significantly respond to thiazolidinediones, glucagon like peptide 1 receptor agonists, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and statins. Epicardial fat may represent a measurable risk factor and modifiable therapeutic target. Targeted… CONTINUE READING
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