Evaluation of epicardial fat tissue thickness in patients with hyperthyroidism

Binnetoglu E., Asik M., Altun B., Sen H., GAZİ E., Erbag G., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.126, pp.485-490, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-014-0570-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-490
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Thyroid hormones have several effects on the cardiovascular system, and recent studies have found that thyroid disorders affect coronary intima-media thickness (CIMT) in particular. Despite increased CIMT in patients with hyperthyroidism, the extent of the relationship between CIMT and epicardial fat thickness (EFT) in those patients is unknown. Furthermore, there is no report evaluating the relationship between EFT and overt hyperthyroidism (OH) in the literature. In this study, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of EFT in predicting atherosclerosis as well as CIMT in patients with OH.