Epicardial adipose tissue and coronary artery disease: an article review

Sareh Mousavi; Fereshteh Ghaderi; Ali Eshraghi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 49-51


  Adipose tissue surrounding the heart may contribute in the progression of coronary atherosclerosis due to its proximity to the coronary arteries. In addition, epicardial adipose tissue has paracrine and endocrine functions. It can secrete numerous bioactive molecules. Most previous studies examined the ...  Read More