Relation between epicardial adipose tissue and left ventricular mass.

  title={Relation between epicardial adipose tissue and left ventricular mass.},
  author={Gianluca Iacobellis and Maria Cristina Ribaudo and Alessandra Zappaterreno and Concetta Valeria Iannucci and Frida Leonetti},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={94 8},
Visceral adiposity is a cardiovascular risk factor of growing interest. This study sought to evaluate the hypothesis of a relation between epicardial adipose tissue, the visceral adipose tissue deposited around the heart, and left ventricular morphology in healthy subjects with a wide range of adiposity. We found for the first time that an increase in epicardial fat is significantly related to an increase in left ventricular mass. 

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