Should We Start Prescribing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Chronic Heart Failure?

Jarreau, Tara K., Lee, John H., Lavie, Carl J. and Ventura, Hector O. (2012) Should We Start Prescribing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Chronic Heart Failure?. Current Heart Failure Reports, 9 1: 8-13. doi:10.1007/s11897-011-0073-5

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Author Jarreau, Tara K.
Lee, John H.
Lavie, Carl J.
Ventura, Hector O.
Title Should We Start Prescribing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Chronic Heart Failure?
Journal name Current Heart Failure Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1546-9549
Publication date 2012-03-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11897-011-0073-5
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 8
End page 13
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Current Medicine Group
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Chronic heart failure (HF) represents a significant health care burden. Over the past few decades, there have been considerable data supporting the benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on overall cardiovascular health. Reasons for the potential benefits of omega-3 PUFAs are multifactorial and not completely understood. It is likely that the culmination of multiple effects collectively help to prevent the development and slow the progression of chronic HF. A number of key epidemiologic and randomized trials have provided the basis of evidence in support of omega-3 PUFA supplementation in HF. This article reviews the benefits of omega-3 PUFAs and discusses the implications of recent trials. While the benefits seen in patients with chronic HF are modest at best, we believe the balance of evidence still favors the continuation of omega-3 PUFA supplementation in patients with chronic HF.
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Additional Notes Article in Press. Available online 03 November 2011.

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