The correlation between obesity and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is controversial. Although fat excess is a predisposing factor for the development of OSA, it has not been determined whether fat distribution rather than obesity per se is associated with OSA severity. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is an independent index of visceral adiposity and cardiometabolic risk. We investigated the relation between fat distribution and cardiometabolic risk factors, including EFT and common carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), with the severity of OSA in obese patients.

Mariani, S., Fiore, D., Barbaro, G., Basciani, S., Saponara, M., D'Arcangelo, E., et al. (2013). Association of epicardial fat thickness with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 167(5), 2244-2249 [10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.06.011].

Association of epicardial fat thickness with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients

MORETTI, COSTANZO;FABBRI, ANDREA;
2013-09-01

Abstract

The correlation between obesity and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is controversial. Although fat excess is a predisposing factor for the development of OSA, it has not been determined whether fat distribution rather than obesity per se is associated with OSA severity. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is an independent index of visceral adiposity and cardiometabolic risk. We investigated the relation between fat distribution and cardiometabolic risk factors, including EFT and common carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), with the severity of OSA in obese patients.
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia
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Obesity; Epicardial fat; Obstructive sleep apnea; Body composition; Cardiovascular risk factor
Mariani, S., Fiore, D., Barbaro, G., Basciani, S., Saponara, M., D'Arcangelo, E., et al. (2013). Association of epicardial fat thickness with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 167(5), 2244-2249 [10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.06.011].
Mariani, S; Fiore, D; Barbaro, G; Basciani, S; Saponara, M; D'Arcangelo, E; Ulisse, S; Moretti, C; Fabbri, A; Gnessi, L
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