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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is epicardial fat pad? is it dangerous? i have had 4 prior heart surgeries for arrhythmias and this just showed up on echo.thank you

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Fat pad : fat people have fat in many places. The pericardial-epicardium fat pad is one of these. It doesn't carry risk increased over the general risk of having extra fat.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2018

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