quinta-feira, dezembro 03, 2009
Gordura epicárdica, está na hora de medir?
Echocardiographic epicardial fat is an inexpensive, reproducible, and direct measure of visceral fat.
Epicardial fat thickness values > 3.0 mm were independently
associated with the presence of CAD in a Korean population of
men and women.60 Ethnic differences and therefore different regional
fat distribution could explain, at least partially, this variability.
Epicardial fat thickness seems to be higher in patients with CAD and
in those with unstable angina than in subjects without CAD and in
those with stable angina or atypical chest pain.60 Interestingly, epicardial
fat thickness was significantly correlated with the extent
and severity of CAD, as assessed by the Gensini score.
Iacobellis, Gianluca MD, PhDa; Willens, Howard J. MD
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue: Volume 22(12), December 2009, p 1311–1319
A medida acima é fácil de ser realizada e parece representar um fator de risco de obtenção rápida ao ecocardiograma.
Estamos coletando esse dado em alguns pacientes...