Epicardial fat thickness as associated with left ventricular myocardial performance in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension


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Borekci A., Gur M., Seker T., Ucar A. K. , Baykan A. O. , Elbasan Z., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.43, no.8, pp.705-713, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2015.95902
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-713

Abstract

Objective: Epicardial fat thickness (EFth) is associated with both left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and diastolic dysfunction. However, the effect of EFth on myocardial performance is not known. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between EFth and tissue Doppler myocardial performance index (TD-MPI), which incorporates both systolic and diastolic left ventricular (LV) function, in newly diagnosed hypertension (HT) patients.