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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332861/epicardial-fat-thickness-and-bone-mineral-content-the-healthy-twin-study-in-korea
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Dong-Won Lee, Min Soo Cho, Eun Yeong Choe, Seung Woo Park, Yun-Mi Song, Sang-Chol Lee, Joohon Sung
BACKGROUND: The conventional concept of positive association between general obesity and bone health was challenged in recent studies reporting the different effects of specific fat deposition on bone health. In the present study, we investigated the association between epicardial fat and bone health. METHODS: We measured echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and bone mineral content (BMC) in a twin-family cohort of Koreans (n = 1,198; 525 men, 460 pre- and 213 post-menopausal women)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332485/relationship-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-epicardial-fat-tissue-thickness-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension
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Mehmet Ali Derya, Vahit Demir, Huseyin Ede
Objective Epicardial fat tissue thickness (EFT) and the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are associated with atherosclerosis. Few studies have focused on the relationship between these parameters in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. In this study, we examined the relationship between EFT and the NLR in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension detected by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Methods Eighty consecutive patients without chronic illness who were diagnosed with hypertension according to ABPM results and 80 otherwise healthy subjects were enrolled in the study...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327119/nocturnal-hypoxemic-burden-is-associated-with-epicardial-fat-volume-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Dominik Linz, Stefan Colling, Wolfgang Nußstein, Kurt Debl, Mathias Hohl, Claudia Fellner, Michael Böhm, Lars S Maier, Okka W Hamer, Stefan Buchner, Michael Arzt
BACKGROUND: Increased epicardial fat volume (EFV) is a common feature of patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), is considered as an established marker of cardiovascular risk, and is associated with adverse cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: To investigate the association between different measures of SDB severity and EFV after acute MI, we enrolled 105 patients with acute MI in this study. Unattended in-hospital polysomnography was performed to determine the number of apneas and hypopneas per hour during sleep (apnea-hypopnea index, AHI)...
January 11, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325562/increased-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-is-a-predictor-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-high-intensity-statins
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Jeehoon Kang, Young-Chan Kim, Jin Joo Park, Sehun Kim, Si-Hyuck Kang, Young Jin Cho, Yeonyee E Yoon, Il-Young Oh, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Jung-Won Suh, Young-Seok Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae, Dong-Ju Choi
BACKGROUND: Statins are widely used for lipid lowering in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but increasing evidence indicates an association between statin use and new-onset of diabetes mellitus (NODM). Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) refers to the visceral fat surrounding the heart, which is associated with metabolic diseases. We sought to determine the association between EAT thickness and NODM in CAD patients treated with high-intensity statins. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical record review of CAD patients treated with high-intensity statins for at least 6 months after percutaneous coronary intervention performed between January 2009 and June 2013 at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318960/the-role-of-inflammation-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-heart-diseases
#5
Zdenek Matloch, Anna Cinkajzlova, Milos Mraze, Martin Haluzik
Epicardial adipose tissue is not only a specific adipose tissue depot but also an active endocrine organ producing numerous substances with an important role in the development of obesity-related heart diseases. It is located between myocardium and visceral pericardium and consists predominantly of adipocytes, immunocompetent cells, ganglia and interconnecting nerve branches. Several studies documented a positive correlation between pericardial and epicardial fat and left ventricular hypertrophy and septal thickening, leading to diastolic dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities and facilitating cardiac failure...
January 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301516/the-effect-of-dapagliflozin-treatment-on-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume
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Takao Sato, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Sho Yuasa, Shohei Kishi, Koichi Fuse, Satoshi Fujita, Yoshio Ikeda, Hitoshi Kitazawa, Minoru Takahashi, Masahito Sato, Masaaki Okabe
BACKGROUND: Glycosuria produced by sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors is associated with weight loss. SGLT-2 inhibitors reportedly might reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular events. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a pathogenic fat depot that may be associated with coronary atherosclerosis. The present study evaluated the relationship between an SGLT-2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) and EAT volume. METHODS: In 40 diabetes mellitus patients with coronary artery disease (10 women and 30 men; mean age of all 40 patients was 67...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280941/superoxide-anions-and-no-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-modulate-the-cardiac-sympathetic-afferent-reflex-in-obese-rats
#7
Qing-Bo Lu, Jing Sun, Ying Kang, Hai-Jian Sun, Hui-Shan Wang, Yuan Wang, Guo-Qing Zhu, Ye-Bo Zhou
This study was conducted to explore the hypothesis that the endogenous superoxide anions (O₂-) and nitric oxide (NO) system of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) regulates the cardiac sympathetic afferent reflex (CSAR) contributing to sympathoexcitation in obese rats induced by a high-fat diet (42% kcal as fat) for 12 weeks. CSAR was evaluated by monitoring the changes of renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and the mean arterial pressure (MAP) responses to the epicardial application of capsaicin (CAP) in anaesthetized rats...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195108/novel-combined-index-of-cardiometabolic-risk-related-to-periarterial-fat-improves-the-clinical-prediction-for-coronary-artery-disease-complexity
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Maciej Haberka, Michał Lelek, Tomasz Bochenek, Adam Kowalówka, Rafał Młynarski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Zbigniew Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment based on conventional risk factors has a limited performance in the prediction of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, our aim was to provide a complete assessment on the associations between single or combined cardiovascular ultrasound indexes and the complexity of CAD in high and very-high risk patients. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography were enrolled in the study (F/M: 80/135 pts; age: 61...
September 15, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184538/circulating-irisin-is-reduced-in-male-patients-with-type-1-and-type-2-myotonic-dystrophies
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Elena Dozio, Elena Passeri, Rosanna Cardani, Stefano Benedini, Carmen Aresta, Rea Valaperta, Massimiliano Corsi Romanelli, Giovanni Meola, Valeria Sansone, Sabrina Corbetta
Context: Myotonic dystrophies (DM) are dominantly inherited muscle disorders characterized by myotonia, muscle weakness, and wasting. The reasons for sarcopenia in DMs are uncleared and multiple factors are involved. Irisin, a positive hormone regulator of muscle growth and bone, may play a role. Objectives: To investigate (1) circulating irisin in a series of DM1 and DM2 male patients compared with healthy controls and (2) the relationships between irisin and anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174253/the-association-of-the-syntax-score-ii-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-epicardial-fat-tissue
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Uğur Aksu, Oktay Gulcu, Zeynep Bilgi, Selim Topcu, Serdar Sevimli, Ednan Bayram, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa
AIM: Syntax score II (SSII) is a highly predictive scoring system, which is used to improve individualized assessment of patients with complex coronary artery disease and facilitates clinical decision making. Surrogate markers [carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), epicardial fat tissue (EFT)] are also used for risk assessment, but their relation with SSII is not well established. METHOD: We enrolled 543 consecutive patients, who underwent coronary angiography for stable angina pectoris and acute coronary syndrome, in the study...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140808/randomized-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-aged-garlic-extract-with-supplements-versus-placebo-on-adipose-tissue-surrogates-for-coronary-atherosclerosis-progression
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Irfan Zeb, Naser Ahmadi, Ferdinand Flores, Matthew J Budoff
AIMS: Increased epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), pericardial adipose tissue (PAT), periaortic adipose tissue (PaAT), and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) are mediators of metabolic risk, and are associated with the severity of coronary artery calcium (CAC). Aged garlic extract (AGE) has been shown to reduce the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. This study evaluates the effect of AGE with supplements (AGE+S) on EAT, PAT, SAT, and PaAT. METHODS: Sixty asymptomatic participants participated in a randomized trial evaluating the effect of AGE+S versus placebo on coronary atherosclerosis progression, and underwent CAC at baseline and after 12 months of treatment...
November 14, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138472/functional-characterization-of-the-ucp1-associated-oxidative-phenotype-of-human-epicardial-adipose-tissue
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Kanta Chechi, Pierre Voisine, Patrick Mathieu, Mathieu Laplante, Sébastian Bonnet, Frédéric Picard, Philippe Joubert, Denis Richard
Brown fat presence and metabolic activity has been associated with lower body mass index, higher insulin sensitivity and better cardiometabolic profile in humans. We, and others, have previously reported the presence of Ucp1, a marker of brown adipocytes, in human epicardial adipose tissue (eAT). Characterization of the metabolic activity and associated physiological relevance of Ucp1 within eAT, however, is still awaited. Here, we validate the presence of Ucp1 within human eAT and its 'beige' nature. Using in-vitro analytical approaches, we further characterize its thermogenic potential and demonstrate that human eAT is capable of undergoing enhanced uncoupling respiration upon stimulation...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107457/increased-epicardial-fat-volume-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-new-cardiovascular-risk-marker
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Matthew J Budoff
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October 26, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092109/epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-independently-predicts-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Amir A Mahabadi, Heike A Kahlert, Iryna Dykun, Bastian Balcer, Philipp Kahlert, Tienush Rassaf
BACKGROUND: Epicardial fat tissue (EAT) is associated with coronary as well as aortic valve calcification. The study aim was to determine whether EAT thickness is different in patients with and without aortic valve stenosis (AVS). METHODS: A cohort of 200 consecutive patients with severe AVS and 200 matched patients without AVS were included retrospectively in the study. EAT thickness was quantified, using transthoracic echocardiography, as the space between the epicardial wall of the myocardium and the visceral layer of the pericardium...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083420/semiautomatic-epicardial-fat-segmentation-based-on-fuzzy-c-means-clustering-and-geometric-ellipse-fitting
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Vladimir Zlokolica, Lidija Krstanović, Lazar Velicki, Branislav Popović, Marko Janev, Ratko Obradović, Nebojsa M Ralević, Ljubomir Jovanov, Danilo Babin
Automatic segmentation of particular heart parts plays an important role in recognition tasks, which is utilized for diagnosis and treatment. One particularly important application is segmentation of epicardial fat (surrounds the heart), which is shown by various studies to indicate risk level for developing various cardiovascular diseases as well as to predict progression of certain diseases. Quantification of epicardial fat from CT images requires advance image segmentation methods. The problem of the state-of-the-art methods for epicardial fat segmentation is their high dependency on user interaction, resulting in low reproducibility of studies and time-consuming analysis...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077154/the-differentiation-of-beige-adipocyte-in-pericardial-and-epicardial-adipose-tissues-induces-atrial-fibrillation-development
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Y He, N Ma, M Tang, Z-L Jiang, H Liu, J Mei
OBJECTIVE: Growing evidence has identified that excessive accumulation of pericardial adipose tissues (PAT) and epicardial adipose tissues (EAT) is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Moreover, beige adipocytes, present in PAT and EAT, have been proved beneficial in consumption of fatty acid and promotion of weight lose by nonshivering thermogenesis. The objective of this prospective, observational study was to reveal the potential association between beige adipocytes and AF development...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076884/homocysteine-visceral-adiposity-related-novel-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-exaggerated-blood-pressure-response-to-the-exercise-treadmill-test
#17
Pinar Türker Duyuler, Serkan Duyuler, Mevlüt Demir, Özgül Uçar Elalmiş, Ümit Güray, Mehmet İleri
OBJECTIVE: Exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise is a risk factor for the development of future hypertension. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between homocysteine, epicardial fat thickness, nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis, and exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We included 44 normotensive and 40 patients with exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise who have normal resting blood pressure and without a previous diagnosis of hypertension...
October 25, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075334/association-of-body-mass-index-and-visceral-fat-with-aortic-valve-calcification-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-the-obesity-paradox-in-severe-aortic-stenosis
#18
Jennifer Mancio, Paulo Fonseca, Bruno Figueiredo, Wilson Ferreira, Monica Carvalho, Nuno Ferreira, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Antonio Barros, Ines Falcao-Pires, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Nuno Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that metabolic syndrome is associated with aortic valve calcification (AVC) and poor outcomes in aortic stenosis (AS). However, if these associations change and how body fat impacts the prognosis of patients in late stage of the disease have been not yet explored. AIMS: To determine the association of body mass index (BMI) and visceral fat with AVC and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort of 170 severe AS patients referred to TAVR...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058029/increased-severity-of-liver-fat-content-and-liver-fibrosis-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-correlate-with-epicardial-fat-volume-in-type-2-diabetes-a-prospective-study
#19
Sharon S Brouha, Phirum Nguyen, Ricki Bettencourt, Claude B Sirlin, Rohit Loomba
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and liver fibrosis quantitatively assessed in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM)-2 correlate with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk using non-invasive markers. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre, prospective, cross-sectional study in 100 consecutive diabetic individuals without known CHD recruited between March 2013 and September 2014. History, physical examination, serum markers, cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-estimated proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and MR elastography (MRE) were obtained for 95 participants...
October 20, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050981/evolutional-change-in-epicardial-fat-and-its-correlation-with-myocardial-diffuse-fibrosis-in-heart-failure-patients
#20
Cho-Kai Wu, Hao-Yuan Tsai, Mao-Yuan M Su, Yi-Fan Wu, Juey-Jen Hwang, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Lian-Yu Lin, Jien-Jiun Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize the characteristics of epicardial fat (EAT) in different stage heart failure (HF) patients and its relationship between cardiac fibrosis. BACKGROUND: EAT is visceral adipose tissue that possesses inflammatory properties. Inflammation and obesity are associated with cardiac fibrosis, but the relationship between cardiac fibrosis and EAT is unknown. METHODS: EAT volume was measured using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in 180 subjects: 58 patients with systolic HF, 63 patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction, and 59 patients without HF...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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