Fatty acid percentage in erythrocyte membranes of atrial flutter/fibrillation patients and controls

Chiara Viviani Anselmi, Carla Ferreri, Valeria Novelli, Roberta Roncarati, Roberta Bronzini, Giovanni Marchese, Francesco Somalvico, Gianluigi Condorelli, Annibale Sandro Montenero, Annibale Alessandro Puca

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Abstract

Purpose Several epidemiological published data support the protective role of omega-3 consumption in coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac death and ventricular arrhythmias, but interestingly, this is not the case for atrial arrhythmias. The purpose of this study is to evaluate different fatty acid profile between AF/AFL subjects and healthy controls. Methods Gas chromatography was employed to determine fatty acid percentage of erythrocyte membranes from 40 idiopathic AFL/AF patients and 53 healthy control subjects. Results AFL/AF erythrocyte membranes had significantly lower percentage of saturated fatty acid (43.1±SD2.2 versus 47.8±SD9.6, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial flutter (AFL)
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Gas chromatography (GC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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