Epicardial adipose tissue volume predicts long term major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Uygur B., Celik O., Demir A. R., Karakayali M., Arslan C., OTÇU TEMUR H., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.49, no.2, pp.127-134, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active visceral fat depot that plays an important role in coronary atherosclerosis. In this study, our aim was to investigate the relationship between long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and EAT volume detected by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2-DM) without previous coronary events.