Pericardial adipose tissue determined by dual source CT is a risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis.

@article{Greif2009PericardialAT,
  title={Pericardial adipose tissue determined by dual source CT is a risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis.},
  author={Martin Greif and Alexander Becker and Franz von Ziegler and Corinna Lebherz and Michael Lehrke and Uli C. Broedl and Janine Tittus and Klaus Georg Parhofer and C. Becker and Maximilian Reiser and Andreas Knez and Alexander Wolfgang Leber},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={781-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Pericardial fat as a visceral fat depot may be involved in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. To gain evidence for that concept we sought to investigate the relation of pericardial fat volumes to risk factors, serum adiponectin levels, inflammatory biomarkers, and the quantity and morphology of coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING