Myocardial triglyceride content and epicardial fat mass in human obesity: relationship to left ventricular function and serum free fatty acid levels.

@article{Kankaanp2006MyocardialTC,
  title={Myocardial triglyceride content and epicardial fat mass in human obesity: relationship to left ventricular function and serum free fatty acid levels.},
  author={Mikko Kankaanp{\"a}{\"a} and H. Lehto and Jussi P. P{\"a}rkk{\"a} and Markku E S Komu and Antti Viljanen and Ele Ferrannini and Juhani Knuuti and P. Nuutila and Riitta Parkkola and Patricia Iozzo},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={4689-95}
}
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Ectopic fat accumulation within and around the myocardial wall has been implicated in the pathogenesis of heart disease in obesity. We evaluated myocardial and epicardial fat, left ventricular (LV) function, and metabolic risk factors in nine (five lean, four moderately obese) men. METHODS Myocardial fat percent was quantified in the septum by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Reproducibility was assessed by triplicate systolic and diastolic measurements. LV… CONTINUE READING

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