Clinical significance of cardiomegaly caused by cardiac adiposity

The American Journal of Cardiology, 04/25/2012

Cardiomegaly on chest x–ray (CXR) can be caused by excessive epicardial adipose tissue (EAT). This is associated with several coronary risk factors and with coronary calcification and stenosis. Cardiomegaly in this setting may be regarded as another noninvasive marker of coronary atherosclerosis.

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