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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429889/omentin-treatment-of-epicardial-fat-improves-its-anti-inflammatory-activity-and-paracrine-benefit-on-smooth-muscle-cells
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Ángel Fernández-Trasancos, Rosa María Agra, Jose María García-Acuña, Ángel Luis Fernández, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Sonia Eiras
OBJECTIVE: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in coronary artery disease is insulin resistant and has a proinflammatory profile. This study examined the regulation of EAT by exogenous omentin and its consequence on vascular cells. METHODS: Stromal vascular cells (SC) of EAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) from patients who underwent heart surgery were cultured and exposed to adipogenic factors with or without omentin. Proinflammatory cytokine regulation by omentin was analyzed in SC and mature adipocytes...
April 21, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419023/interrelations-of-epicardial-fat-volume-left-ventricular-t1-relaxation-times-and-myocardial-strain-in-hypertensive-patients-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
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Rami Homsi, Daniel Kuetting, Alois Sprinkart, Nina Steinfeld, Michael Meier-Schroers, Julian Luetkens, Jennifer Nadal, Darius Dabir, Stefan Fischer, Juergen Gieseke, Hans Schild, Daniel Thomas
PURPOSE: This cardiac magnetic resonance study was performed to assess myocardial fibrosis by evaluating T1-relaxation time (T1), to measure left ventricular (LV) strain, and to determine epicardial fat volume (EFV) in hypertensive patients with no history of cardiovascular (CV) events and to relate the results to the presence of coronary atherosclerotic artery disease (CAD) in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 123 subjects were examined at 1.5 T...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413578/epicardial-fat-in-the-maintenance-of-cardiovascular-health
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Yang Wu, Aijun Zhang, Dale J Hamilton, Tuo Deng
Epicardial fat is a unique adipose tissue located between the myocardium and the visceral layer of pericardium. This tissue is characterized by highly active fatty acid metabolism and highly expressed thermogenic genes. Epicardial fat and the underlying myocardium share the same microcirculation, suggesting a close and strong interaction between these two structures. Under physiological conditions, epicardial fat protects and supports the heart to exert its normal function. Many clinical studies have shown significant associations between increased amounts of epicardial fat and coronary artery disease (CAD)...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398911/increased-epicardial-fat-thickness-in-sudden-death-from-stable-coronary-artery-atherosclerosis
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Belinda Fuller, Jack Garland, Sravan Anne, Raymond Beh, Dennis McNevin, Rexson Tse
BACKGROUND: Sudden death from stable coronary artery atherosclerosis (SCAA) is well recognized. However, individuals can have ischemic heart disease or coronary artery atherosclerosis but die of noncardiac causes. Recently, it has been recognized that increased epicardial fat is detrimental to normal heart function. We hypothesize that individuals who die of SCAA have increased epicardial fat. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an increase in epicardial fat in individuals who suddenly died of SCAA...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381470/evidence-supporting-the-existence-of-a-distinct-obese-phenotype-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Masaru Obokata, Yogesh N V Reddy, Sorin V Pislaru, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
Background -Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogeneous syndrome. Phenotyping patients into pathophysiologically homogenous groups may enable better targeting of treatment. Obesity is common in HFpEF and has many cardiovascular effects, suggesting it may be a viable candidate for phenotyping. We compared cardiovascular structure, function, and reserve capacity in subjects with obese HFpEF, non-obese HFpEF, and controls. Methods -Subjects with obese HFpEF (BMI≥35kg/m(2), n=99), non-obese HFpEF (BMI<30kg/m(2), n=96), and non-obese controls free of HF (n=71) underwent detailed clinical assessment, echocardiography and invasive hemodynamic exercise testing...
April 5, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376896/regulation-of-visceral-and-epicardial-adipose-tissue-for-preventing-cardiovascular-injuries-associated-to-obesity-and-diabetes
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REVIEW
N González, Z Moreno-Villegas, A González-Bris, J Egido, Ó Lorenzo
Nowadays, obesity is seriously increasing in most of the populations all over the world, and is associated with the development and progression of high-mortality diseases such as type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its subsequent cardiovascular pathologies. Recent data suggest that both body fat distribution and adipocyte phenotype, can be more determinant for fatal outcomes in obese patients than increased general adiposity. In particular, visceral adiposity is significantly linked to long term alterations on different cardiac structures, and in developed forms of myocardial diseases such as hypertensive and ischaemic heart diseases, and diabetic cardiomyopathy...
April 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353314/chemerin-as-a-marker-of-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-in-psoriatic-patients
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Feyza Aksu, Mustafa Caliskan, Nursen Keles, Aybala Erek Toprak, Tugba Kevser Uzuncakmak, Osman Kostek, Yusuf Yilmaz, Kenan Demircioglu, Esad Cekin, Ibrahim Ozturk, Ayse Serap Karadag
BACKGROUND: Chemerin has been associated with psoriasis and inflammation, but there are no studies demonstrating an association between chemerin and subclinical cardiac involvement in psoriatic patients. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate whether psoriatic patients with increased epicardial fat tissue (EFT), impaired flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), and diastolic dysfunction have higher serum chemerin levels than a healthy control group. METHODS: The study included 60 psoriatic patients and 32 healthy controls...
March 29, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346857/the-influence-of-epicardial-fat-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-heart-rate-recovery-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Kyoung Im Cho, Eun Ah Jo, Sang Hoon Cho, Bo Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissues reflecting visceral fat accumulations of the heart are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and can be a predictor of other cardiometabolic diseases. It can adversely influence autonomic nervous system (ANS) of heart. Heart rate recovery (HRR) is an easy method for measuring ANS dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to determine whether epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are related to HRR in patients with MetS...
March 27, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318505/machine-learning-in-the-prediction-of-cardiac-epicardial-and-mediastinal-fat-volumes
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É O Rodrigues, V H A Pinheiro, P Liatsis, A Conci
We propose a methodology to predict the cardiac epicardial and mediastinal fat volumes in computed tomography images using regression algorithms. The obtained results indicate that it is feasible to predict these fats with a high degree of correlation, thus alleviating the requirement for manual or automatic segmentation of both fat volumes. Instead, segmenting just one of them suffices, while the volume of the other may be predicted fairly precisely. The correlation coefficient obtained by the Rotation Forest algorithm using MLP Regressor for predicting the mediastinal fat based on the epicardial fat was 0...
February 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296956/equifat-a-novel-scoring-system-for-the-semi-quantitative-evaluation-of-regional-adipose-tissues-in-equidae
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Philippa K Morrison, Patricia A Harris, Charlotte A Maltin, Dai Grove-White, Caroline McG Argo
Anatomically distinct adipose tissues represent variable risks to metabolic health in man and some other mammals. Quantitative-imaging of internal adipose depots is problematic in large animals and associations between regional adiposity and health are poorly understood. This study aimed to develop and test a semi-quantitative system (EQUIFAT) which could be applied to regional adipose tissues. Anatomically-defined, photographic images of adipose depots (omental, mesenteric, epicardial, rump) were collected from 38 animals immediately post-mortem...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261292/epicardial-fat-thickness-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Ali Aydogdu, Emel Yigit Karakas, Emre Erkus, İbrahim Halil Altıparmak, Emin Savık, Turgay Ulas, Tevfik Sabuncu
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid disorders are known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and oxidative stress are also believed to be major risk factors for cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between oxidative stress parameters and EFT in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 60 individuals (30 patients with SCH and 30 healthy controls) were recruited for the study...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260317/-association-between-epicardial-fat-volume-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Y N Sheng, D M Zhao, Q L Ma, Y Gao
Objective: To evaluate whether epicardial fat volume (EFV) is related to coronary artery calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease(CKD). Method: Multi-slice computed tomography was performed in 30 healthy subjects and 120 patients with CKD. Cross-sectional tomographic cardiac slices from base to apex were traced semi-automatically using a Volume Viewer of AW4.3 off-line workstation, and EFV was measured by assigning Hounsfield units ranging from -250 to -30 HU to fat.The coronary artery calcification score was assessed by CaScoring software...
February 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253918/luseogliflozin-reduces-epicardial-fat-accumulation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-pilot-study
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Ryotaro Bouchi, Masahiro Terashima, Yuriko Sasahara, Masahiro Asakawa, Tatsuya Fukuda, Takato Takeuchi, Yujiro Nakano, Masanori Murakami, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Koshi Hashimoto, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Yoshihiro Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of epicardial fat (EF) is associated with increased cardio-metabolic risks and coronary events, independently of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, the reduction of EF volume (EFV) may be associated with reduced cardio-metabolic risks and future cardiovascular events. Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors reduce body fat including visceral fat and cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, it has still been unknown whether SGLT2 inhibitors can reduce EFV...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191635/the-role-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-cardiac-biology-classic-concepts-and-emerging-roles
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Charalambos Antoniades
Classic concepts about the role of epicardial adipose tissue (EpAT) in heart physiology include its role in cardiac metabolism, mechanical protection of coronaries, innervation and possibly cryoprotection of the heart too. Nevertheless, recent evidence has revealed that epicardial adipose tissue regulates multiple aspects of cardiac biology including myocardial redox state, intracellular Ca(2+) cycling, the electrophysiological and contractile properties of cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibrosis as well as coronary atherosclerosis progression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167080/epicardial-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Arash Aryana, André d'Avila
Over the last two decades, epicardial catheter ablation has evolved into a practical approach for treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT). There are certain considerations when performing this procedure. First, presence of epicardial fat can diminish peak-to-peak electrogram amplitude and also impede radiofrequency energy delivery. Hence, epicardial VT ablation should be performed with cooled-tip radiofrequency using reduced irrigation flow within a relatively 'dry' pericardial milieu. Furthermore, catheter orientation is key when performing epicardial ablation...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155592/impact-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-on-cytokines-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-comparison-with-subcutaneous-fat
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Lukas Mach, Helena Bedanova, Miroslav Soucek, Michal Karpisek, Tomas Konecny, Petr Nemec, Marek Orban
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been shown to stimulate a systemic inflammatory response which has been associated with adverse postoperative outcomes. Adipose tissue, both epicardial (EAT) and subcutaneous (SAT), is a known source of inflammatory cytokines, but its role in the pathophysiology of surgery- and CPB-induced systemic inflammatory response has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, we conducted a study to establish levels of selected cytokines in EAT and SAT prior to and after surgery with CPB...
December 1, 2016: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144263/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-possible-indicator-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Adalet Ozcicek, Fatih Ozcicek, Gursel Yildiz, Aysu Timuroglu, Levent Demirtas, Mutlu Buyuklu, Ufuk Kuyrukluyildiz, Emin Murat Akbas, Ergun Topal, Kultigin Turkmen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammation is a major risk factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is the true visceral fat depot of the heart. The relationship between coronary artery disease and EAT was shown in healthy subjects and ESRD patients. In the present study we aimed to investigate the relationship between EAT and inflammation parameters including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144006/epicardial-fat-a-novel-marker-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-clinical-practice
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EDITORIAL
Niki Katsiki, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
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January 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137715/postmenopausal-women-with-greater-paracardial-fat-have-more-coronary-artery-calcification-than-premenopausal-women-the-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation-swan-cardiovascular-fat-ancillary-study
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Samar R El Khoudary, Kelly J Shields, Imke Janssen, Matthew J Budoff, Susan A Everson-Rose, Lynda H Powell, Karen A Matthews
BACKGROUND: Volumes of paracardial adipose tissue (PAT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) are greater after menopause. Interestingly, PAT but not EAT is associated with estradiol decline, suggesting a potential role of menopause in PAT accumulation. We assessed whether volumes of heart fat depot (EAT and PAT) were associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) in women at midlife and whether these associations were modified by menopausal status and estradiol levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: EAT and PAT volumes and CAC were measured using electron beam computed tomography scans...
January 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124603/epicardial-adipose-tissue-another-tassel-in-the-complex-fabric-of-atherosclerosis
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Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Paolo Raggi
Atherosclerosis affects the majority of adult individuals in industrialized nations and it is beginning to affect even traditionally spared populations. The classic view has been that the precipitating events are intraluminal. However, good evidence supports the possibility that at least part of the atherosclerosis burden may be the consequence of extra-luminal noxious stimuli. Additionally, the epidemic of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus has generated a strong interest in the potential role of visceral adipose tissue as an extra-luminal promoter of atherosclerosis...
January 24, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
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