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Table 2 Accumulation of fat in the epicardium according to the presence of visceral obesity

From: Relationships between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and adipo-fibrokine indicator profiles post-myocardial infarction

Parameter Patients without visceral obesity, n = 29 Patients with visceral obesity, n = 59
lEAT, mm 2.8 (2.1, 6.5) 4.9 (2.6, 9.6)а
rEAT, mm 4.1 (3.8, 6.5) 5.9 (3.5, 10.5)а
  1. lEAT, layer of the adipose tissue measured at the level of the outer edge of the myocardium to the visceral pericardial sheet along the posterior wall of the left ventricle; rEAT, layer of the adipose tissue measured at the level of the outer edge of the myocardium to the visceral pericardial sheet along the posterior wall of the right ventricle
  2. The data presented are the medians and the 25th and 75th quartiles. ap < 0.05 for comparisons between the study groups