Relation between epicardial adipose tissue and left ventricular mass

Gianluca Iacobellis, Maria Cristina Ribaudo, Alessandra Zappaterreno, Concetta Valeria Iannucci, Frida Leonetti

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Visceral adiposity is a cardiovascular risk factor of growing interest. This study sought to evaluate the hypothesis of a relation between epicardial adipose tissue, the visceral adipose tissue deposited around the heart, and left ventricular morphology in healthy subjects with a wide range of adiposity. We found for the first time that an increase in epicardial fat is significantly related to an increase in left ventricular mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1087
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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