Relationship between epicardial fat tissue and left ventricular synchronicity: An observational study

Kiris A. , Kiris G., Turan O. E. , Ozturk M., Sahin M. , Ilter A., ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.15, ss.990-994, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2014.5877
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.990-994


Objective: Left ventricular (LV) systolic synchrony is defined as simultaneous activation of corresponding cardiac segments. Impaired synchrony has some adverse cardiovascular effects, such as LV dysfunction and impaired prognosis. Epicardial fat tissue (EFT) is visceral fat around the heart. Increased EFT thickness is associated with some disorders, such as LV dysfunction and hypertrophy, which play a role in the impairment of LV synchrony. However, the relationship between EFT and LV systolic synchrony has never been assessed. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the possible relationship between EFT and LV synchrony in this study.