Periatrial epicardial adipose tissue thickness is an independent predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence after cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation

KOÇYİĞİT D., Gurses K. M., Yalcin M. U., TÜRK G., EVRANOS B., YORGUN H., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, vol.9, no.4, pp.295-302, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active fat depot. Studies have investigated the effect of EAT thickness on outcomes of radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, data on the relationship between EAT thickness and outcome of cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) are lacking.