Threshold for the upper normal limit of indexed epicardial fat volume: derivation in a healthy population and validation in an outcome-based study.

@article{Shmilovich2011ThresholdFT,
  title={Threshold for the upper normal limit of indexed epicardial fat volume: derivation in a healthy population and validation in an outcome-based study.},
  author={Haim Shmilovich and Damini Dey and V. Cheng and Ronak Rajani and Ryo Nakazato and Yuka Otaki and Rine Nakanishi and Piotr J. Slomka and Louise Ej Thomson and Sean Hayes and John D. Friedman and Heidi Gransar and Nathan D Wong and Leslee J. Shaw and Matthew J. Budoff and Alan Rozanski and Daniel S. Berman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 11},
  pages={1680-5}
}
Epicardial fat volume (EFV) quantified on noncontrast cardiac computed tomography relates to cardiovascular prognosis. We sought to define the upper normal limit of body surface area (BSA)-indexed EFV (EFVi) in a healthy population and to validate it as a predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). We analyzed noncontrast cardiac computed tomography scans of 226 healthy subjects with a low Framingham Risk Score (FRS; ≤6%) performed for coronary calcium scoring (CCS). EFV was… CONTINUE READING

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