Forest plot for SMD (random-effect model) in location-specific EAT thickness at the right ventricular free wall between CAD and non-CAD group in the overall meta-analysis (including nine published studies). In addition, 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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