Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cardiac myocyte protection

Roberto Bei, Alessandro Frigiola, Laura Masuelli, Laura Marzocchella, Ilaria Tresoldi, Andrea Modesti, Fabio Galvano

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Many epidemiologic, observational and randomized human clinical trials have demonstrated beyond doubt the protective cardiovascular effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Cardiac myocytes protection by omega-3 PUFAs involves several mechanisms which might have a synergistic effect. This review provides a summary of the in vitro and in vivo effects of omega-3 PUFAs on cardiac myocytes health and reports the outcome of a number of clinical trials in patients consuming omega-3 PUFAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1833-1843
Number of pages11
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac myocyte
  • PUFAs
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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