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The relation of location-specific epicardial adipose tissue thickness and obstructive coronary artery disease: systemic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Fu-Zong Wu123, Kang-Ju Chou234, Yi-Luan Huang1 and Ming-Ting Wu13*

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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

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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014, 14:62  doi:10.1186/1471-2261-14-62

Published: 4 May 2014

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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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