Do omega-3 fatty acids link depression to sudden cardiac death?

BERLIN, GERMANY. Dr. Emanuel Severus of the Berlin University points out that major depression is characterized by a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids and that these acids possess powerful antiarrhythmic properties. He... Read more »

Fish oils benefit both the heart and the brain

EPA and DHA are Found in Fish Oil NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS. Dr. U.N. Das, MD of EFA Sciences LLC provides a fascinating overview of the many benefits of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA... Read more »

Fish oils and atrial fibrillation

EPA and DHA for Heart Health AARHUS, DENMARK. There is impressive evidence that fish oils (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) can materially reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death (cardiac... Read more »

Review supports benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for prevention of heart disease

Previous Coronary Heart Disease Studies ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been linked to lower mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) in several, but not all, observational studies on... Read more »

Fish oils reduce PVCs

What are PVCs? MUNICH, GERMANY. PVCs (premature ventricular complexes) is a very annoying heart rhythm abnormality that affects many people, mostly men. PVCs are usually harmless, but are of concern if heart... Read more »

Fish oils help prevent AF after bypass surgery

Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (AF) ROME, ITALY. Atrial fibrillation is a common complication of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Treatment with beta-blockers, sotalol or amiodarone can reduce the risk of AF development somewhat,... Read more »

Preventing sudden death from coronary heart disease with fish oil

Fish Oil Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. For some, sudden death is the first indication of the presence of coronary heart disease and even when the existence of this disease... Read more »

Fish oils and arrhythmias

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Arrhythmias PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and 10 major US hospitals and universities provide an excellent summary of the current knowledge regarding the benefits... Read more »

What is the omega-3 index?

MUNICH, GERMANY. In an excellent review article Professor Clemens von Schacky of the University of Munich discusses the evidence for a beneficial antiarrhythmic effect of the main components of fish oil, eicosapentaenoic... Read more »

Antiarrhythmic effect of fish oils confirmed

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA. There is ample evidence that a high fish consumption and oral supplementation with fish oils (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) are highly protective against cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac... Read more »