Epicardial adipose tissue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Keywords: 
Adipose Tissue/metabolism
Albumins/metabolism
Blood Glucose/metabolism
Issue Date: 
2013
Publisher: 
Public Library of Science
ISSN: 
1932-6203
Citation: 
Zagaceta J, Zulueta JJ, Bastarrika G, Colina I, Alcaide AB, Campo A. et al. Epicardial adipose tissue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 6;8(6):e65593.
Abstract
EAT volume is increased in COPD patients and is independently associated with smoking history, BMI and exercise capacity, all modifiable risk factors of future cardiovascular events. EAT volume could be a non-invasive marker of COPD patients at high risk for future cardiovascular events

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