Evaluation of epicardial fat tissue thickness in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis

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

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.79, ss.571-576, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 79 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/cen.12176
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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).