The Association between Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness


Belen E., Degirmencioglu A. , Zencirci E. , Tipi F. F. , Altun O., Karakus G. , ...More

KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.45, no.3, pp.210-215, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4070/kcj.2015.45.3.210
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-215

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is considered to be a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness is also closely related to cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether SH is associated with higher EAT thickness.