The relation of location-specific epicardial adipose tissue thickness and obstructive coronary artery disease: systemic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
1 Department of Radiology, Section of Thoracic and Circulation Imaging, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3 Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014, 14:62 doi:10.1186/1471-2261-14-62Published: 4 May 2014
Additional file 1: Figure S1:
Forest plot for SMD (fixed-effect model) in location-specific EAT thickness at the right ventricular free wall between CAD and non-CAD groups in the overall meta-analysis (including nine published studies). Moreover, subgroup analyses were assessed by the measurement tool of EAT thickness (echocardiography or CT). SMD, standardized mean difference; CAD, coronary artery disease; EAT, epicardial adipose tissue.
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Additional file 2: Figure S2:
Funnel plot for potential publication bias in the overall meta-analysis of the association between location-specific EAT at the right ventricular free wall and obstructive CAD, including nine studies. EAT, epicardial adipose tissue; CAD, coronary artery disease.
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