Fish Oil Reduces Atrial Fibrillation and Sudden Death
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
Researchers1 around the world continue to trumpet the benefits of fish oil, especially in the prevention of sudden death from heart failure that is often triggered by atrial fibrillation Most common type of irregular heart rhythm that involves the two upper chambers of the heart failing to beat in a synchronized fashion. It may be occur without symptoms or with feeling of palpitations, chest pain, fainting, or other cardiac symptoms. (abnormal heart rhythms). The large scale GISSI prevention trial showed a whopping 45% decrease in sudden cardiac death in patients who had already had a first heart attack.
It is now standard practice in Europe to give such patients fish oil supplements as part of their standard medical care. The fact that fish oil addresses one of the great concerns of modern medicine, the prevention of atrial fibrillation Most common type of irregular heart rhythm that involves the two upper chambers of the heart failing to beat in a synchronized fashion. It may be occur without symptoms or with feeling of palpitations, chest pain, fainting, or other cardiac symptoms.2, is a difficult pill for the American drug-pushing industry to swallow. Most doctors in American absolutely hate recommending a vitamin for just about anything – even when the evidence is overwhelmingly positive and would save many lives. DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. is the important part of fish oil that supports both the nerves and the heart.
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