Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Resting Heart Rate, Heart Rate Recovery After Exercise, and Heart Rate Variability in Men With Healed Myocardial Infarctions and Depressed Ejection Fractions

James H. O'Keefe, Hussam Abuissa, Antonio Sastre, David M. Steinhaus, William S. Harris

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We explored possible mechanisms by which recommended intakes of ω-3 fatty acids may decrease the risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with documented coronary heart disease. The cardioprotective effects of ω-3 fatty acids have been documented in epidemiologic and randomized controlled trials. These fatty acids are presumed to decrease susceptibility to fatal arrhythmias, but whether this is mediated by classic risk factors or direct cardiac mechanisms is not known. Eighteen white men with a history of myocardial infarction and ejection fractions

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1130
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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