Pericardial fat volume and coronary calcifications for prediction of coronary artery disease extent in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineAuthor(s): Samir Mohamed Hassan Sorour, Azza Abdel Moniem Farrag, Mohammed Ali Salem, Sameh Wadie Bakhoum, Hala Mohamed Raslan, Emmanuel Fares, Evette MorcosAbstractBackgroundCardiovascular disease is the most common, complication and principal cause of death in type 2 diabetes mellitus, (T2DM). Testing atherosclerotic burden using markers such as coronary, artery calcium score (CACS), and newer emerging techniques such as, pericardial fat volume (PFV) is needed.MethodsThis prospective study was conducted on 1032 patients. Using, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), we assessed CACS and PFV for, 402 patients with T2DM included in the study. Diabetic patients with, measured PFV (204 patients) were divided into 2 groups; patients with PFV ≥100 cm3 and patients with PFV
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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