Epicardial Adipose Tissue Is Increased in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Uysal F., Akbal E., Akbal A., Cevizci S., ARIK K., GAZİ E.

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, vol.35, no.9, pp.1859-1864, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7863/ultra.14.09040
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1859-1864

Abstract

Objectives-Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have high cardiovascular morbidity, and, in general, epicardial adipose tissue thickness is related to atherosclerotic vascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the association between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and carotid intima-media thickness as markers of early atherosclerosis in patients with IBD.