Epicardial fat thickness correlates with P-wave duration, left atrial size and decreased left ventricular systolic function in morbid obesity.

@article{FernandesCardoso2017EpicardialFT,
  title={Epicardial fat thickness correlates with P-wave duration, left atrial size and decreased left ventricular systolic function in morbid obesity.},
  author={Ac{\'a}cio Fernandes-Cardoso and M Santos-Furtado and Jos{\'e} Grindler and Liston A. Ferreira and Jos{\'e} L{\'a}zaro de Andrade and Marco Aurelio Santo},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={
          731-738
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Epicardial fat (EF) is increased in obesity and has important interactions with atrial and ventricular myocardium. Most of the evidence in this scenario can be confused by the presence of comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, which are very common in this population. The influence of EF on atrial remodeling and cardiac function demands further investigation on morbidly obese without these comorbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively recruited… CONTINUE READING
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