Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCMC-7-206

    Epicardial adipose tissue thickness in patients with urolithiasis

    Burak Altun*, Eyup Burak Sancak, Berkan Resorlu, Hakan Tasolar, Alpaslan Akbas, Gurhan Adam, Mustafa Resorlu and Mehzat Altun

    Aim: We aimed to assess the relationship between urinary stone disease which is accepted as a component of metabolic syndrome and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness.

    Methods: The study included 45 patients and 39 healthy controls. EAT thickness was measured by echocardiography in all subjects.

    Results: EAT thickness was higher (5.77±0.88 vs. 3.83±0.72mm, p<0.001) in patients than in control subjects. EAT thickness was correlated with age, triglyceride levels, low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and family history. Regression analysis showed that family history, triglyceride levels and age were independent predictors of EAT thickness in kidney stone patients.

    Conclusion: We suggest that urolithiasis should be considered as a component of metabolic syndrome and EAT thickness may be useful to detect early atherosclerosis in urolithiasis.


    Published on: Feb 5, 2020 Pages: 24-27

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000106
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