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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2012 June;60(3):299-304

language: English

Epicardial and pericardial adipose tissue: physiological importance and role of imaging techniques

Arepalli C. D. 1, Vrettou A.R. 2, Lamanna J. J. 3, Ebert E. L. 4, Kremastinos D. T. 5, Lerakis S. 1, 2, 5

1 Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA;
2 Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA;
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA;
4 Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA;
5 Cardiology Clinic, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens, Greece


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Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is becoming a cardiovascular risk factor. Multiple imaging techniques are used to measure it, each one with its prons and cons. We will review the literature realizing that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

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