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May 9, 2005

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Atrial Fibrillation in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Pacemaker Patients

Topics: Medicine

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids may now include prevention of atrial fibrillation. Two studies presented at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 26th Annual Scientific Sessions show that the use of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery and reduce atrial fibrillation burden in pacemaker patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Use of omega-3 fatty acids prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery reduced the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation by 50%. A second study showed that treatment with omega-3 fatty acids in pacemaker patients with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation by 60% and reduced atrial fibrillation burden by 67%.  More ...

Related - American heart Association recomendations for omega-3 fatty acids.

Posted by Hyscience at May 9, 2005 9:16 PM



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