Epicardial Fat Thickness in Patients with Prediabetes and Correlation with Other Cardiovascular Risk Markers

Arpaci D., Ugurlu B. P. , Aslan A. N. , ERSOY R. , AKÇAY M. , Cakir B.

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.54, no.9, pp.1009-1014, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.54.3714
  • Title of Journal : INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1009-1014


Objective Prediabetes is a condition between a normal metabolic state and diabetes mellitus, which includes impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), or both. Prediabetes is related with undesirable cardiovascular outcomes. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) has been correlated with cardiovascular risk factors. We herein aimed to assess EFT in prediabetic patients.