The Relation Between Echocardiographic Epicardial Fat Thickness and CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc Score in Patients with Sinus Rhythm


AKSOY F., GULER S., KAHRAMAN F., OSKAY T., VAROL E.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.34, no.1, pp.41-47, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.21470/1678-9741-2018-0230
  • Journal Name: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-47
  • Keywords: Thromboembolism/Prevention & Control, Pericardium, Adipose Tissue, Risk Assessment, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, AORTIC STIFFNESS, INFLAMMATION, STROKE

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the predictive value of epicardial fat thickness (EFT) in CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >= 75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke or transient ischemic attack, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, sex category) score risk groups.