Antiarrhythmic effects of omega-3 fatty acids: From epidemiology to bedside

Raffaele De Caterina, Rosalinda Madonna, Riccardo Zucchi, Maria Teresa La Rovere

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Abstract

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are emerging as a safe and effective means to reduce sudden death after acute myocardial infarction. This review summarizes the epidemiological background for the use of omega-3 fatty acids with this indication, clinical trials performed so far, and experimental data supporting their antiarrhythmic efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-430
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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