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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 15;79(12):1670-3.

Fish consumption, n-3 fatty acids in cell membranes, and heart rate variability in survivors of myocardial infarction with left ventricular dysfunction.

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Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.

Abstract

To elucidate a possible antiarrhythmic effect of long-chained n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, heart rate variability was assessed in 52 patients with a previous myocardial infarction and left ventricular dysfunction. The content of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in platelets was closely associated with the patient's fish-consuming habits, and a significant positive correlation was observed between the n-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid and heart rate variability.

PMID:
9202361
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00220-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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