1. The impact of epicardial fat volume on coronary plaque vulnerability: insight from optical coherence tomography analysis

    The impact of epicardial fat volume on coronary plaque vulnerability: insight from optical coherence tomography analysis

    Aims Epicardial fat volume (EFV) has been implicated in coronary artery disease. Relationship between EFV and coronary plaque vulnerability has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of EFV with coronary plaque vulnerability by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results We enrolled 117 patients who underwent multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and OCT. EFV was quantified on MSCT. Patients were categorized according to tertiles of EFV: low tertile, EFV 3 ; mid-tertile, 104.1 cm 3 ≤ EFV ≤ 130.7 cm 3 ; high tertile, EFV > 130.7 cm 3 . A total of 180 vessels and ...

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