Relationship between epicardial adipose tissue and subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with extra-cardiac arterial disease.

@article{Dekker2014RelationshipBE,
  title={Relationship between epicardial adipose tissue and subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with extra-cardiac arterial disease.},
  author={Martijn A. M. den Dekker and Ryuzo Takashima and Edwin R van den Heuvel and Jan J A M van den Dungen and Ren{\'e} A. Tio and M. Oudkerk and Rozemarijn Vliegenthart},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={72-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and mediastinal adipose tissue (MAT) are linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). The association between EAT, MAT, and severity of CAD in known extra-cardiac arterial disease was investigated. DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-five cardiac asymptomatic patients (mean age 65 ± 8 years, 69% male) with peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis, or aortic aneurysm underwent coronary computed tomography angiography. Patients were divided into non-significant… CONTINUE READING
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