Epicardial adipose tissue volume and cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients


TURAN M. N. , GUNGOR O., AŞCI G. , KIRCELLI F., ACAR T., YAPRAK M., ...Daha Fazla

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.226, ss.129-133, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objective: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is proposed as a cardiovascular risk marker in non-uremic subjects. However, little is known about its role in patients with higher cardiovascular risk profile such as chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between EAT and several cardiovascular surrogate markers (coronary artery calcification (CAC), arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis) in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.