The Role of Omega-3 Unsaturated Fatty Acids in the Modification of Arrhythmogenesis
Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak , Urszula Pasławska , Józef Nicpoń
AbstractOver the past 30 years there has been an increasing interest in the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have anti-inflammatory, antiarrhythmic and anti-aggregating effects. They are used in the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and rheumatic arthritis. Recently, attention has been drawn to the antiarrhythmic effect of omega-3 acids, particularly DHA. However, numerous studies on animal models and observations in humans have not elucidated the mechanism of the antiarrhythmic effect of omega-3 acids. This study aims at presenting the mechanism and the role of omega-3 PUFAs in the modification of the arrhythmogenic process (Adv Clin Exp Med 2011, 20, 3, 385-390).
|Journal series||Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine, ISSN 1899-5276, [1230-025X], (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||polyunsaturated fatty acids; heart; arrhythmias|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 0; : 2011 = 0.147; : 2011 = 0.176 (2) - 2012=0.204 (5)|
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