Table 1

Demographics of included studies in the association between location-specific EAT thickness at the right ventricular free wall and obstructive CAD
CAD group Non-CAD group
EAT thickness (mm) EAT thickness (mm)
References Time No. of patients Mean SD Total Mean SD Total BMI (kg/m2) Diagnostic tool Measurement tool Ethnicity Study quality
Chaowalit et al. [12] 2006 139 2.22 1.86 85 2.16 1.77 54 28.7 ± 5.5 Coronary angiography Echocardiography Non-Asian 20
Yun et al. [13] 2009 153 3.8 1.9 85 1.8 1.4 68 25.2 ± 3.1 Coronary angiography Echocardiography Asian 21
Eroglu et al. [14] 2009 150 7.3 1.2 80 4.68 1.13 70 28.9 ± 4.5 Coronary angiography Echocardiography Non-Asian 21
Wang et al. [11] 2010 224 4.3 1.8 140 4.1 2.0 84 26.1 ± 3.3 Coronary angiography CT Asian 21
Bastarrika et al. [20] 2010 45 8.57 2.08 23 7.69 2.68 22 29.1 ± 5.7 Coronary angiography CT Non-Asian 20
Mustelier et al. [16] 2011 250 6.6 2.8 185 4.7 2.3 65 27.4 ± 5.3 Coronary angiography Echocardiography Non-Asian 19
Shemirani et al. [17] 2012 292 5.4 1.9 171 4.4 1.8 121 NR Coronary angiography Echocardiography Non-Asian 19
Wu et al. [19] 2013 208 5.8 2.3 97 5.9 2.3 111 24.8 ± 3.3 Coronary CT angiography CT Asian 21
Kaya et al. [36] 2013 64 6.43 0.9 34 5.35 0.75 30 26.0 ± 3.0 Coronary angiography Echocardiography Non-Asian 19

BMI, body mass index; EAT, epicardial adipose tissue; CAD, coronary artery disease; CT, computed tomography; NR, not reported.

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Wu et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:62   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-14-62

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