Fatty acids and the risk of death during acute myocardial ischaemia.

Abstract

Plasma free fatty acids (non-esterified fatty acids) increase in the first hour of the onset of acute myocardial ischaemia. This results from catecholamine stimulation of adipose tissue lipolysis. It can lead to a metabolic crisis in the injured myocardium with the development of ventricular arrhythmias and increased early mortality. Preconditioning… (More)
DOI: 10.1042/CS20140404

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