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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895502/characterization-of-the-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-decellularized-human-scaled-whole-hearts-implications-for-the-whole-heart-tissue-engineering
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Payam Akhyari, Fabian Oberle, Joern Huelsmann, Hans Heid, Stefan Lehr, Andreas Barbian, Sentaro Nakanishi, Hug Aubin, Alexander Jenke, Artur Lichtenberg
Whole-organ engineering is an innovative field of regenerative medicine with growing translational perspectives. Recent reports suggest the feasibility of decellularization and repopulation of entire human size hearts. However, little is known about the susceptibility of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) to decellularization. Here, human size hearts of ovine donors were subjected to perfusion-based decellularization using detergent solutions. Upon basic histological evaluation and total DNA measurement myocardial regions prove largely decellularized while EAT demonstrated cellular remnants, further confirmed by transmission electron microscopy...
September 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852208/assessing-genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-epicardial-and-abdominal-adipose-tissue-quantities-a-classical-twin-study
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A L Jermendy, M Kolossvary, Z D Drobni, A D Tarnoki, D L Tarnoki, J Karady, S Voros, H J Lamb, B Merkely, G Jermendy, P Maurovich-Horvat
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Various adipose tissue compartments play an important role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases. The quantity of different fat compartments is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The aim of our study was to evaluate the magnitude of genetic and environmental effects on epicardial, subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue (EAT, SAT and VAT) quantities in a cohort of adult twin pairs. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In this cross-sectional study we investigated adult twins (57 monozygotic [MZ] and 33 dizygotic [DZ] same-gender twin pairs; 180 twin subjects)...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843368/echocardiographic-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-is-associated-with-symptomatic-coronary-vasospasm-during-provocative-testing
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Susumu Nishio, Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Yukina Hirata, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Michio Shimabukuro, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is the ectopic visceral fat surrounding the heart, which plays an important role in atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries via endothelial damage. Several studies have also suggested that vasospasm with angina (VSA) causes endothelial dysfunction in the coronary arteries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the thickness of EAT in the anterior interventricular groove (EAT-AIG) using echocardiography in patients who had no obstructive coronary artery disease and were suspected of having VSA...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838916/association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-high-risk-plaque-characteristics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nitesh Nerlekar, Adam J Brown, Rahul G Muthalaly, Andrew Talman, Thushan Hettige, James D Cameron, Dennis T L Wong
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is hypothesized to alter atherosclerotic plaque composition, with potential development of high-risk plaque (HRP). EAT can be measured by volumetric assessment (EAT-v) or linear thickness (EAT-t). We performed a systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis to assess the association of EAT with HRP and whether this association is dependent on the measurement method used. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic databases were systematically searched up to October 2016...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837682/cardiac-computed-tomography-derived-epicardial-fat-volume-and-attenuation-independently-distinguish-patients-with-and-without-myocardial-infarction
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Amir Abbas Mahabadi, Bastian Balcer, Iryna Dykun, Michael Forsting, Thomas Schlosser, Gerd Heusch, Tienush Rassaf
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume is associated with coronary plaque burden and adverse events. We aimed to determine, whether CT-derived EAT attenuation in addition to EAT volume distinguishes patients with and without myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 94 patients with confirmed or suspected coronary artery disease (aged 66.9±14.7years, 61%male) undergoing cardiac CT imaging as part of clinical workup, EAT volume was retrospectively quantified from non-contrast cardiac CT by delineation of the pericardium in axial images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817459/relation-between-epicardial-fat-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-individuals
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Rami M Abazid, Osama A Smettei, Mohammad Obadah Kattea, Sawsan Sayed, Hanaa Saqqah, Adel M Widyan, Maksymilian P Opolski
PURPOSE: Excessive quantity of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is considered a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). There are limited data, however, on the relationship between the quality of EAT and CAD. We investigated the association between the density and volume of EAT and subclinical CAD defined by positive coronary artery calcification (CAC), using computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 609 consecutive CT scans of patients with a mild to moderate risk for CAD to assess the EAT volume, which was measured manually by tracing the parietal pericardial sac on axial images...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810263/association-between-c1q-tnf-related-protein-1-levels-in-human-plasma-and-epicardial-adipose-tissues-and-congestive-heart-failure
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Ying Yang, Si Liu, Rong-Yi Zhang, Hui Luo, Ling Chen, Wen-Feng He, Rong Lei, Mu-Rong Liu, Hou-Xiang Hu, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: C1q and tumour necrosis factor-related protein 1 (CTRP1) possesses anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. This study investigated whether the CTRP1 levels in the plasma and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) were associated with congestive heart failure (CHF) and to disclose possible molecular mechanisms. METHODS: Plasma and tissue samples were obtained from subjects with or without CHF. Plasma levels of CTRP1 were measured by ELISA. The mRNA levels of CTRP1 and inflammatory cytokines were detected by RT-PCR...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796027/heart-fat-in-hiv-marker-or-mediator-of-risk
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Jonathan Buggey, Chris T Longenecker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims to summarize the literature describing the clinical impact of cardiac fat depots in patients with HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: People living with HIV (PLHIV) have accelerated rates of cardiovascular disease, and are prone to the development of ectopic fat deposition. Specifically, PLHIV have higher volumes of epicardial and intracardiac fat quantified by noninvasive imaging. Higher volumes of epicardial fat may be related to antiretroviral therapy duration and chronic inflammation, independently of other measures of body adiposity such as BMI...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766048/association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-coronary-spasm-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-chest-pain-analysis-of-data-collated-by-the-korean-women-s-chest-pain-registry-korose
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Mi-Na Kim, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Seong-Mi Park, Mi Seung Shin, Cheol Woong Yu, Myung-A Kim, Kyung-Soon Hong, Wan-Joo Shim
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) represents a cardio-metabolic risk factor; it secretes several adipokines related to coronary atherosclerosis. However, the precise relationship between EAT and coronary vasospasm is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between EAT and coronary vasospasm using data from the KoRean wOmen'S chest pain rEgistry (koROSE). This study included 551 patients (female/male = 366/185; mean age = 60.2 ± 10.2 years) who presented with chest pain at an outpatient clinic, and who subsequently underwent echocardiography and coronary angiography...
August 1, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650207/epicardial-pericardial-and-total-cardiac-fat-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-elevated-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate
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Regitse H Christensen, Bernt J von Scholten, Christian S Hansen, Sarah E Heywood, Jaya B Rosenmeier, Ulrik B Andersen, Peter Hovind, Henrik Reinhard, Hans-Henrik Parving, Bente K Pedersen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter K Jacobsen, Peter Rossing
Background We evaluated the association of cardiac adipose tissue including epicardial adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality, coronary artery calcium, carotid intima media thickness and inflammatory markers. Design A prospective study of 200 patients with type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Methods Cardiac adipose tissue was measured from baseline echocardiography. The composite endpoint comprised incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640452/role-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-health-and-disease-a-matter-of-fat
#11
Bénédicte Gaborit, Coralie Sengenes, Patricia Ancel, Alexis Jacquier, Anne Dutour
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a small but very biologically active ectopic fat depot that surrounds the heart. Given its rapid metabolism, thermogenic capacity, unique transcriptome, secretory profile, and simply measurability, epicardial fat has drawn increasing attention among researchers attempting to elucidate its putative role in health and cardiovascular diseases. The cellular crosstalk between epicardial adipocytes and cells of the vascular wall or myocytes is high and suggests a local role for this tissue...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624865/bone-marrow-fat-contributes-to-insulin-sensitivity-and-adiponectin-secretion-in-premenopausal-women
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Federica Ermetici, Silvia Briganti, Alessandra Delnevo, Paola Cannaò, Giovanni Di Leo, Stefano Benedini, Ileana Terruzzi, Francesco Sardanelli, Livio Luzi
PURPOSE: Bone marrow fat is a functionally distinct adipose tissue that may contribute to systemic metabolism. This study aimed at evaluating a possible association between bone marrow fat and insulin sensitivity indices. METHODS: Fifty obese (n = 23) and non-obese (n = 27) premenopausal women underwent proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure vertebral bone marrow fat content and unsaturation index at L4 level. Abdominal visceral, subcutaneous fat, and epicardial fat were also measured using magnetic resonance imaging...
June 17, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598046/correlation-and-comparison-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-sagittal-abdominal-diameter-and-other-anthropometric-and-biochemical-variables-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Meenaxi Sharda, Harish Nigam, S R Meena, Anil Soni, Anuraj Singh, Nitasha Sharma
OBJECTIVE: 1) To determine relation of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness with sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) and other anthropometric measurements in metabolic syndrome (MetS). 2) To determine relation of epicardial adipose tissue with biochemical variables of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Cases were recruited from the patients attending OPD in New Medical College Hospital, Govt. Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India between March 2015 to February 2016...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559657/epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Elcin Aydın, Cihan Altın, Onur Sakallıoğlu, Mustafa Yılmaz, Esin Gezmiş, Leyla Elif Sade, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
BACKGROUND: It is well-known that cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality is increased in hemodialysis patients. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT), which reflects visceral adiposity, has been suggested as a new cardiometabolic risk factor. The purpose of this study was to investigate EFT in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A total of 144 consecutive patients (60 hemodialysis patients and 84 controls) were enrolled into the study, and patients with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) were excluded...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514806/human-epicardial-fat-expresses-glucagon-like-peptide-1-and-2-receptors-genes
#15
Gianluca Iacobellis, Vladimir Camarena, David W Sant, Gaofeng Wang
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is an easily measurable visceral fat of the heart with unique anatomy, functionality, and transcriptome. EAT can serve as a therapeutic target for pharmaceutical agents targeting the fat. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and GLP-2 analogues are newer drugs showing beneficial cardiovascular and metabolic effects. Whether EAT expresses GLP- 1 and 2 receptors (GLP-1R and GLP-2R) is unknown. RNA-seq analysis and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were performed to evaluate the presence of GLP-1R and GLP-2R in EAT and subcutaneous fat (SAT) obtained from 8 subjects with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494499/evaluation-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-patients-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-by-echocardiography-and-its-correlation-with-intimal-medial-thickness-of-carotid-artery
#16
Zihang Wang, Yuhong Zhang, Weiwei Liu, Benli Su
The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of echocardiography in measuring the thickness of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) of the patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its correlation with the intimal-medial thickness of the carotid artery (cIMT) to investigate the relationship between EAT and cIMT. 68 patients of T2DM were enrolled and were divided into 2 groups: group of T2DM with duration≤10 years (35 cases) and group of T2DM with duration>10 years (33 cases). And 30 healthy subjects were enrolled as the control group...
May 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464274/association-between-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cell-level-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
#17
Ting-Yung Chang, Chien-Yi Hsu, Chun-Chih Chiu, Ruey-Hsing Chou, Hsin-Lei Huang, Chin-Chou Huang, Hsin-Ban Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). Circulating endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) level represents a marker of endothelial dysfunction and vascular health. However, the relationship between epicardial fat and circulating EPC remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate association between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and circulating EPC level. HYPOTHESIS: Epicardial fat causes inflammation and contributes to progression of CAD...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367087/expression-of-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-proteins-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-diabetes-mellitus-preliminary-study
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Luis M Pérez-Belmonte, Inmaculada Moreno-Santos, Fernando Cabrera-Bueno, Gemma Sánchez-Espín, Daniel Castellano, Miguel Such, María G Crespo-Leiro, Fernando Carrasco-Chinchilla, Luis Alonso-Pulpón, Miguel López-Garrido, Amalio Ruiz-Salas, Víctor M Becerra-Muñoz, Juan J Gómez-Doblas, Eduardo de Teresa-Galván, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro
Objectives: Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBP) genes are crucial in lipid biosynthesis and cardiovascular homeostasis. Their expression in epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and their influence in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and type-2 diabetes mellitus remain to be determined. The aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of SREBP genes in EAT in patients with CAD according to diabetes status and its association with clinical and biochemical data. Methods: SREBP-1 and SREBP-2 mRNA expression levels were measured in EAT from 49 patients with CAD (26 with diabetes) and 23 controls without CAD or diabetes...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346857/the-influence-of-epicardial-fat-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-heart-rate-recovery-in-metabolic-syndrome
#19
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...
June 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338554/eligibility-for-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-examination-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-using-computed-tomography
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Kate E M Dillon, Marjorie Johnson, Ian L Chan, Bob Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: A variable that necessitates conversion to a conventional full-sternotomy coronary artery bypass procedure from a robotic-assisted endoscopic single-vessel small thoracotomy is the inability to visualize the left anterior descending coronary artery within the surrounding epicardial adipose tissue using the endoscopic camera. The purpose of this study was to determine whether anatomical properties of the epicardial adipose tissue examined using preoperative computed tomography (CT) images are able to predict and thus reduce the need for intraoperative conversion based on effective preoperative exclusion criteria...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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