Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine in patients with metabolic syndrome and normal coronary arteries


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Balcioglu A. S. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , Cicek D., Bal U. A. , Boyaci B., Muderrisoglu H.

DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC SYNDROME, vol.6, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1758-5996-6-62
  • Journal Name: DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC SYNDROME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Angina pectoris, Coronary angiography, Epicardial fat, Homocysteine, LEFT-VENTRICULAR MASS, FATTY LIVER-DISEASE, PERICARDIAL FAT, NONCONTRAST CT, HEART-DISEASE, ASSOCIATION, RISK, PREDICTOR
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Increased epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine levels are associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and coronary artery disease. The majority of patients with MS have subclinical or manifest coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between MS and plasma homocysteine levels and epicardial adipose tissue thickness in subjects without epicardial coronary artery disease.