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The meaning prominent right cardio phrenic fat pad on chest X-ray that wasn't there in 2013? Is it directly on the heart? Or somewhere near diaphragm?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fat pad

Doesn't matter clinically so forget about it,if overweight lose weight towards lean body mass

In brief: Fat pad

Doesn't matter clinically so forget about it,if overweight lose weight towards lean body mass
Dr. Harinder Gill
Dr. Harinder Gill
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Dr. Andrea Lundell
Radiology

In brief: Cardiophrenic Fat

A prominent cardiophrenic or epicardial fat pad is an accumulation of fat in the place where the right side of the heart and the right diaphtragm meet.
This finding is usually benign and incidental, but can be associated with some diseases that occur increased body fat, such as mediastinal lipomatosis, steroid use, or Cushing's disease. Ask your doctor for more information.

In brief: Cardiophrenic Fat

A prominent cardiophrenic or epicardial fat pad is an accumulation of fat in the place where the right side of the heart and the right diaphtragm meet.
This finding is usually benign and incidental, but can be associated with some diseases that occur increased body fat, such as mediastinal lipomatosis, steroid use, or Cushing's disease. Ask your doctor for more information.
Dr. Andrea Lundell
Dr. Andrea Lundell
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