Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help With Postoperative AF? | News Brief

Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, perioperative supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to reduce the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). An international investigation found that postoperative AF lasting longer than 30 seconds occurred in 30.7% of patients who received placebo and 30.0% of those who received omega-3 fatty acids.

Abstract: JAMA, November 21, 2012.


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The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM), DHA Fatty Acid, and Omega-3 Index in Heart Failure Patients.

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