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Table 2 Multiple linear regression analysis between EAT thickness and myocardial function in the men and women after adjustment for age, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and fasting glucose, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein levels and LVMI

From: Association between epicardial adipose tissue, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and myocardial dysfunction in middle-aged men with suspected metabolic syndrome

  All Men Women
β 95% CI p β 95% CI p β 95% CI p
(a) e′ velocity
 EAT − 0.163 − 0.270 − 0.057 0.003 − 0.222 − 0.363 − 0.081 0.002 − 0.048 − 0.224 0.127 0.586
 Age − 0.087 − 0.125 − 0.048 < 0.001 − 0.079 − 0.130 − 0.028 0.002 − 0.099 − 0.162 − 0.037 0.002
 BMI − 0.028 − 0.095 0.040 0.419 − 0.008 − 0.100 0.084 0.866 − 0.059 − 0.161 0.043 0.252
 SBP 0.003 − 0.010 0.015 0.661 − 0.005 − 0.023 0.012 0.545 0.009 − 0.010 0.027 0.358
 FBG − 0.006 − 0.019 0.006 0.311 − 0.008 − 0.024 0.008 0.316 − 0.010 − 0.034 0.013 0.384
 TG 0.001 − 0.001 0.003 0.312 0.002 − 0.001 0.004 0.221 < 0.001 − 0.004 0.004 0.917
 HDL 0.013 − 0.003 0.028 0.120 0.015 − 0.010 0.039 0.238 0.017 − 0.007 0.040 0.166
 LVMI − 0.013 − 0.022 − 0.004 0.006 − 0.014 − 0.025 − 0.003 0.010 − 0.012 − 0.032 0.007 0.204
(b) GLS
 EAT − 0.217 − 0.372 − 0.061 0.007 − 0.376 − 0.595 − 0.158 0.001 − 0.064 − 0.278 0.151 0.560
 Age 0.003 − 0.054 0.060 0.916 0.019 − 0.062 0.099 0.647 − 0.004 − 0.080 0.073 0.921
 BMI − 0.077 − 0.176 0.022 0.125 − 0.041 − 0.187 0.105 0.581 − 0.101 − 0.226 0.024 0.111
 SBP − 0.020 − 0.038 − 0.002 0.030 − 0.013 − 0.041 0.015 0.352 − 0.019 − 0.041 0.004 0.101
 FBG − 0.012 − 0.030 0.006 0.199 0.013 − 0.012 0.037 0.306 − 0.028 − 0.057 0.001 0.060
 TG 0.000 − 0.003 0.003 0.890 0.000 − 0.004 0.004 0.878 − 0.002 − 0.007 0.003 0.408
 HDL 0.023 0.002 0.044 0.029 0.008 − 0.022 0.038 0.618 0.022 − 0.007 0.050 0.140
 LVMI − 0.024 − 0.037 − 0.010 0.001 − 0.016 − 0.033 0.001 0.070 − 0.014 − 0.038 0.010 0.241
  1. ​EAT, epicardial adipose tissue; LVMI, left ventricular mass index; β, standardized coefficient; CI, confidence interval; e′, septal early mitral tissue velocity; BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; FBG, fasting blood glucose; TG, triglyceridse; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; GLS, global longitudinal strain