Table 2

Demographics of included studies in the association between location-specific EAT thickness at left AV groove 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
Wang et al. [11] 2010 224 13.2 3.1 140 11.3 2.5 84 26.1 ± 3.3 Coronary angiography CT Asian 21
Kim et al. [21] 2012 100 13 2.6 24 11.5 2.1 76 25.3 ± 3.2 Coronary MR angiography MRI Asian 21
Wu et al. [19] 2013 208 17.8 3.9 97 14.3 4.3 111 24.8 ± 3.3 Coronary CT angiography CT Asian 21

BMI, body mass index; EAT, epicardial adipose tissue; CAD, coronary artery disease; CT, computed tomography; AV, atrioventricular.

Wu et al.

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

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