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Epicardial fat as an imaging biomarker in the assessment of cardiometabolic risk in patients with type 1 diabetes with a duration of over 15 years

Samar El Shemeri, Daniela Kaloyanova, Georgi Valchev, Kaloyan Tsochev, Tatyana Chalakova, Nataliya Usheva, Yana Bocheva, Violeta Iotova


Diabetes mellitus is one of the most frequent metabolic diseases and is characterized by increased coronary risk. Data from epicardial fat quantification in long-term type 1 diabetes patients with poor control and healthy volunteers, performed with computed tomography and magnetic resonance tomography, is analyzed in relation to biochemical and anthropometric indicators. Statistically significant correlations are established between epicardial fat volume and body mass index in diabetic men, as well as between epicardial fat volume and dyslipidemic markers.


type 1 diabetes mellitus, coronary risk, dyslipidemia, epicardial fat, obesity

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