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Association between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and coronary heart disease :a meta-analysis
  • Shuai Yuan,
  • Da xin Wang
Shuai Yuan
Yangzhou University Affiliated Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital
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Da xin Wang
Yangzhou University Affiliated Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital
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Abstract

Epicardial fat is the true visceral fat located around the heart, particularly around sub epicardial coronary arteries . Epicardial and intra-abdominal fat derive from brown adipose tissue within embryogenesis . Because of the close anatomical relationship to the heart, and the absence of fascial boundaries, epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) may locally interact and modulate the coronary arteries and myocardium through paracrine or vasocrine secretion of anti-inflammatory and proatherogenic cytokines . Therefore, it is meaningful to explore its connection with CAD.