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Abstract #2758

Coronary artery disease is not related to pathologic epicardial fat volumes, left ventricular strain or T1-relaxation times in hypertensive patients

Rami Homsi1, Michael Meier-Schroers1, Alois Sprinkart1, Juergen Gieseke2, Daniel Kuetting1, Stefan Fischer1, Darius Dabir1, Julian Luetkens1, Christian Marx1, Hans Schild1, and Daniel Thomas1

1Radiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2Philips Healthcare, Hamburg, Germany

Hypertension is related to increased amounts of epicardial fat, to myocardial fibrosis and to left-ventricular contractility disturbances despite a normal systolic left-ventricular ejection fraction. However, the presence of stable coronary atherosclerotic disease in general - and with no cardiac damage due to prior coronary pathologies - does not additionally affect these parameters.

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