EPA and DHA in blood cell membranes from acute coronary syndrome patients and controls.

@article{Block2008EPAAD,
  title={EPA and DHA in blood cell membranes from acute coronary syndrome patients and controls.},
  author={Robert C. Block and William S. Harris and Kimberly J. Reid and Scott A. Sands and John A Spertus},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2008},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={821-8}
}
BACKGROUND Increased blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids (FA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been inversely associated with risk for sudden cardiac death, but their relationship with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is unclear. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that the EPA+DHA content of blood cell membranes, as a percent of total FAs, is reduced in ACS patients relative to matched controls. METHODS We measured the content of EPA+DHA in 768 ACS patients and 768… CONTINUE READING

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