SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Slide
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
PURPOSE: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a source of a number of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines which could act in pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and degenerative valve disease. A potential relationship between known cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, and EAT humoral signalling has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, we designed and conducted a cross-sectional study to determine whether known cardiovascular risk factors are linked to levels of selected cytokines in epicardial and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT).