Juraj Jakubík

Gender dependent role of epicardial adipose tissue in prevalence of cardiovascular diseases

Školitel: Julie Bienertová-Vašků

Instituce: Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine

Obor: Physiology and Pathological Physiology


O mém projektu

The main aim of this project is to map the growth of various types of body fat in aging population. The increase in incidence of CAD (coronary artery disease) in menopausal women can originate in increase of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT). The project deals with whether the risk of CAD can be evaluated just according to the widely used BMI parameter and hips/waist ratio, or whether it is necessary to involve blood testing and sophisticated diagnostic tools, such as echocardiography and MRI.