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To evaluate the thickness of epicardial fat by 2-D echocardiography and its correlation with various parameters of metabolic syndrome
Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine
There is increase in prevalence of metabolic syndrome in younger population in India. Epicardial fat is one of the components of visceral adipose tissue. There is little evidence to suggest that the extent of epicardial fat is strongly related to overall adiposity. The relationship between epicardial fat and metabolic syndrome is still unexplored. Hence the hypothesis of the study is to evaluate whether epicardial adipose tissue is related to anthropometric, clinical and biochemical parametersfatcat:j4oekegx6vh3vgbhhahjwzuo3i