hrp0095rfc8.5 | Diabetes and Insulin | ESPE2022

Impact of type 1 diabetes on the epicardial fat thickness in children and adolescents

Raafat Shaymaa , Elashry Reham , Adel Hani , Wafa Ehsan

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus has been shown to be a major risk factor for development of early adult onset cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, early detection and management of CVD became a major concern for health care providers. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is considered a new marker of visceral adiposity. The increased epicardial adiposity does not only increase the cardiovascular risk but also is considered an established risk factor for appearan...