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Epicardial fat is hormonally active tissue and has a direct impact on the myocardium state and coronary blood flow. The relationship of epicardial fat size and waist circumference with different clinical and metabolic parameters and coronary atherosclerosis severity in patients with ischemic heart disease is discussed.

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O. M. Drapkina
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow
Russian Federation

O. N. Korneeva
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow
Russian Federation

Yu. S. Drapkina
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow
Russian Federation


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Drapkina O.M., Korneeva O.N., Drapkina Y.S. EPICARDIAL FAT: A STRIKER OR A SPARE? Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology. 2013;9(3):287-291. (In Russ.)

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