Evaluation of epicardial fat tissue thickness in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis

Asik M., SAHIN S., Ozkul F., ANAFOROGLU I., AYHAN S., KARAGOL S., ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.79, no.4, pp.571-576, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cen.12176
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-576


Objective Hypothyroidism, whether overt or subclinical, has multiple effects on the cardiovascular system. Epicardial fat tissue (EFT) is closely related to cardiovascular disorders and atherosclerosis. Our study aimed to assess EFT thickness and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) displaying overt and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH).