Increased epicardial adipose tissue volume is associated with PR interval prolongation.

@article{Hung2015IncreasedEA,
  title={Increased epicardial adipose tissue volume is associated with PR interval prolongation.},
  author={Wei-Chin Hung and W. Grace Tang and Chao-Ping Wang and Li-Fen Lu and Fu-Mei Chung and Yung-Chuan Lu and Chia-Chang Hsu and I-Ting Tsai and Shih-Jie Jhuo and W D Lai and Y J Lee and Teng-Hung Ya},
  journal={Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={E45-52}
}
PURPOSE Epicardial fat is visceral adipose tissue that possesses inflammatory properties. Inflammation and obesity are associated with cardiovascular disease and arrhythmogenesis, but little is known about the relationship between epicardial fat and PR-Interval prolongation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume and PR-interval prolongation as assessed by computed tomography (CT) and Twelve-lead ECGs. METHODS Patients (n… CONTINUE READING

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