Longitudinal Associations of Pericardial and Intrathoracic Fat With Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium (from the Framingham Heart Study).

@article{Lee2017LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal Associations of Pericardial and Intrathoracic Fat With Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium (from the Framingham Heart Study).},
  author={Jane J Lee and Alison L. Pedley and Udo Hoffmann and Joseph Massaro and Christopher J. O'Donnell and Emelia J Benjamin and Michelle T Long},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={
          162-167
        }
}
Cross-sectional studies have shown that pericardial fat is associated with atherosclerotic burden above and beyond generalized and central adiposity. Whether pericardial fat is longitudinally associated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) has not been firmly established. We examined the associations between cardiac ectopic fat including pericardial and intrathoracic fat with CAC progression and incidence in a community-based study setting. Study participants were from the Framingham Heart Study… CONTINUE READING
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