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Epicardial adipose tissue

Kecheng Yao, Tianming Zhao, Linghai Zeng, Jianming Yang, Yanqun Liu, Qian He, Xiulan Zou
It has been reported that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is closely related to subclinical atherosclerosis. According to the impact of SCH on noninvasive markers of cardiovascular risk, we fulfilled a meta-analysis of included studies to provide an integrated overview. We searched electronic databases and included all relevant studies involving SCH and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), pulse wave velocity (PWV), flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and glyceryl trinitrate-induced dilation (GNT- induced dilation)...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Daniel Bos, Arjola Bano, Albert Hofman, Tyler J VanderWeele, Maryam Kavousi, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij, Robin P Peeters, M Arfan Ikram, Layal Chaker
Background: The underlying mechanism of the association between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF) is poorly understood, but epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) could be a promising mediator. Methods: In the 1995 participants (mean age 64.5 years) from the population-based Rotterdam Study, we measured thyroid function (thyroid-stimulating hormone, free thyroxine [FT4]) and performed computed tomography to quantify EAT volumes. All participants were followed for the occurrence of AF...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
Hiroshi Mikamo, Meizi Jiang, Mahito Noro, Yasuo Suzuki, Nobuyuki Hiruta, Hiroyuki Unoki-Kubota, Wolfgang J Schneider, Hideaki Bujo
The upregulation of brown or brown-like beige adipocytes is a potential strategy for the prevention or treatment of diabetes and coronary artery diseases in obese patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) differs significantly from subcutaneous fat tissue (SAT) in metabolic properties. To investigate properties of EAT further, thermogenesis gene expression was investigated in human autopsy and murine samples, and adipocytes differentiated from EAT mesenchymal cells. Subsequently, analyzed EAT volume alterations were observed to be associated with weight reduction in obese patients by imaging...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Kimie Tanaka, Masataka Sata
Traditionally, it is believed that white adipose tissues serve as energy storage, heat insulation, and mechanical cushion, whereas non-shivering thermogenesis occurs in brown adipose tissue. Recent evidence revealed that adipose tissue secretes many types of cytokines, called as adipocytokines, which modulate glucose metabolism, lipid profile, appetite, fibrinolysis, blood pressure, and inflammation. Most of the arteries are surrounded by perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT). PVAT has been thought to be simply a structurally supportive tissue for vasculature...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Qing Wang, Wang Xi, Liang Yin, Jing Wang, Hua Shen, Yang Gao, Jie Min, Yufeng Zhang, Zhinong Wang
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with the incidence, perpetuation, and recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), with elusive underlying mechanisms. We analyzed adipokine expression in samples from 20 patients with sinus rhythm (SR) and 16 with AF. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that connective tissue growth factor (cTGF) expression was significantly higher in EAT than in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) or paracardial adipose tissue (PAT) from patients with AF, and in EAT from patients with SR (P < 0...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Arthur Atilla Keresztesi, Gabriela Asofie, Mihai Adrian Simion, Harald Jung
Background/aim: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the thickness of the epicardial adipose tissue and its association with the degree of coronary artery disease in a group of autopsied cases. Materials and methods: A number of 79 cases were included in the study. Five preestablished incisions of the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) were made on each of the hearts. These five points were next to/on the path of the major coronary vessels. The degree of coronary atherosclerosis was evaluated during the autopsy...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Maryam Nabati, Maryam Favaedi, Masoud Kheirgoo, Jamshid Yazdani, Mozhdeh Dabirian
Background Epicardial fat is a true visceral fat deposit with adverse effects through the secretion of numerous proinflammatory and proatherogenic cytokines. Previous studies showed an association between aortic valve sclerosis and coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between epicardial fat thickness and aortic valve sclerosis. Method The study involved 225 patients who were admitted for coronary angiography due to new-onset angina. They underwent transthoracic echocardiography and epicardial fat thickness was determined...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Josep Marí-Alexandre, Moises Barceló-Molina, Jorge Sanz-Sánchez, Pilar Molina, Jennifer Sancho, Yolanda Abellán, María Luisa Santaolaria-Ayora, Juan Giner, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Amparo Estelles, Aitana Braza-Boïls, Esther Zorio
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: An increased epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness has become a new risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). We aimed to study the role of EAT dysfunction as a CHD marker by focusing on its thickness and microRNA (miRNA) expression profile, and the potential factors possibly influencing them. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-five CHD sudden cardiac death victims and 84 non-CHD-sudden death controls were prospectively enrolled at autopsy...
February 10, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
Shaween Al-Talabany, Ify Mordi, J Graeme Houston, Helen M Colhoun, Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Shona Z Matthew, Helen C Looker, Daniel Levin, Jill J F Belch, Fiona Dove, Faisel Khan, Chim C Lang
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is an emerging cardio-metabolic risk factor and has been shown to correlate with adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcome; however the underlying pathophysiology of this link is not well understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between EAT and a comprehensive panel of cardiovascular risk biomarkers and pulse wave velocity (PWV) and indexed left ventricular mass (LVMI) in a cohort of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes compared to controls...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Yu I Pigolkin, Zh V Dorosheva, N S Oganesyan, D V Gornostaev
The detection of grade II-III central obesity on a corpse in conjunction with the identification of two additional criteria (such as arterial hypertension and impaired glucose tolerance) provides, if combined with the autopsy data (including the visual reduction of muscular mass, the increased total amount of the adipose tissue, gynecomastia in men together with hypertrophied abdominal adipose tissue accumulation, decreased face and body pilosis), a basis for diagnostics of metabolic syndrome (MS). The objective parameters for this purpose are waist circumference measurements, corpse weight and height, the degree of visceral obesity, narrowing of the renal arteries as a result of their compression by the surrounding adipose tissue, and accumulation of epicardial fat confirmed by the results of the biochemical analysis...
2018: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
Regayip Zehir, Ahmet Güner, Mert Ilker Hayiroglu, Tugba Kemaloğlu Oz, Altug Osken, Huseyin Aksu, Sennur Unal Dayi, Gultekin Faik Hobikoğlu
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue [EAT] is thought to be associated with extension and severity of coronary artery disease [CAD] and echocardiographic measurement of EAT thickness has been considered to be a possible cardiovascular risk indicator. ESC Task Force recommends further non-invasive testing in patients with an intermediate pre-test probability [PTP] for the diagnosis of CAD. AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of performing EAT measurements in patients with a high-intermediate PTP...
February 5, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Lourdes Basurto Acevedo, Susana Barrera Hernández, María de Jesús Fernández Muñoz, Renata Patricia Saucedo García, Ana Karen Rodríguez Luna, Carlos Martínez Murillo
INTRODUCTION: A decrease in fibrinolytic activity and an increase in the thickness of the epicardial adipose tissue have been observed in patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to determine the association between epicardial adipose tissue and fibrinolytic activity by measuring the concentration of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 56 apparently healthy women aged 45 to 60 years...
January 29, 2018: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Atsuhiro Senoo, Toshiro Kitagawa, Shinya Torimaki, Hideya Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Sentani, Shinya Takahashi, Yumiko Kubo, Wataru Yasui, Taijiro Sueda, Yasuki Kihara
The means by which epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) could influence coronary plaque progression biologically remain unclear. We investigated the association between the histological findings of EAT and coronary plaque characteristics assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). We enrolled 34 patients in whom one or more coronary plaques containing non-calcified components were detected on CCTA before cardiac surgery [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or non-CABG]. We evaluated visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area, EAT volume, and coronary plaque characteristics including minimum computed tomography density (CTD) and vascular Remodeling Index (RI)...
January 31, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Y Y Zhang, X Li, W H Lin, J J Liu, R Jing, Y J Lu, C Y Di, H Y Shi, P Gao
Objective: To further evaluate the clinical value of epicardial adipose tissue volume (EATV) in predicting the prognosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: From July 2013 to July 2016 in TEDA International Cardiovascular Disease Hospital, a total of 474 patients diagnosed with CHD were included in this study.According to the result of EATV, patients were divided into three groups, group A (EATV≤75 ml), group B (75 ml<EATV<150 ml), and group C (EATV≥150 ml)...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Gabriela Berg, Magali Barchuk, Graciela Lopez, Daniel Yñon, Laura Schreier, Miguel Rubio, Veronica Miksztowicz
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August 2017: Atherosclerosis
Ishwarlal Jialal, Sridevi Devaraj
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common global problem that comprises the cardio-metabolic cluster and predisposes to both diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although the pathogenic mechanisms have not been elucidated, both increased inflammation and insulin resistance play a pivotal role. It appears that both monocyte/macrophages and adipose tissue (AT) conspire to accentuate both the pro-inflammatory state and increased insulin resistance. Whilst there are scant data on visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) biology, there are data on subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) dysregulation...
January 20, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Cristina Colom, David Vilades, Andrea Rivas-Urbina, Abdel-Hakim Moustafa, Montserrat Pérez-Cuellar, Jose Luis Sánchez-Quesada, Antonio Pérez, Vicenta LLorente-Cortes
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active tissue intimately associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Quantification of EAT volume is an interesting clinical tool for the evaluation of cardiometabolic disease. Nevertheless, current methodology presents serious disadvantages. The soluble form of the receptor LRP1 (sLRP1) is a non-invasive biomarker of EAT in general population. Here, we analysed the potential of circulating sLRP1 as biomarker of EAT volume in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Huub J van Eyk, Linda D van Schinkel, Vasudev Kantae, Charlotte E A Dronkers, Jos J M Westenberg, Albert de Roos, Hildo J Lamb, J Wouter Jukema, Amy C Harms, Thomas Hankemeier, Mario van der Stelt, Ingrid M Jazet, Patrick C N Rensen, Johannes W A Smit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Endocannabinoids (ECs) are associated with obesity and ectopic fat accumulation, both of which play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The effect of prolonged caloric restriction on ECs in relation to fat distribution and cardiac function is still unknown. Therefore, our aim was to investigate this relationship in obese T2D patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a prospective intervention study, obese T2D patients with CAD (n = 27) followed a 16 week very low calorie diet (VLCD; 450-1000 kcal/day)...
January 17, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
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
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
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