The relation between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness and mitral annular calcification


Guler S., VAROL E.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, cilt.19, ss.1657-1664, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4314/ahs.v19i1.41
  • Dergi Adı: AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1657-1664

Özet

Background: Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is associated with several cardiovascular disorders including coronary artery disease (CAD), atrial fibrillation, heart failure, ischemic stroke and increased mortality. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) has strong correlation with obesity, CAD, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis. There are strong similarities between EFT and MAC from the aspect of risk factors and pathogenesis.