Fish oil supplementation improves left ventricular function in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Olgar2007FishOS,
  title={Fish oil supplementation improves left ventricular function in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Şeref Olgar and Turkan Ertugrul and Kemal Nişli and Rukiye Eker Omeroğlu and Aygun Dindar and Umrah Aydoğan},
  journal={Congestive heart failure},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={308-12}
}
Fish oil has a cardioprotective effect in adults with ischemic heart disease. The authors examined the effects of fish oil in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Eighteen DCM patients (group I) and 12 healthy children (group III) were given fish oil (10 mL/d). Their cardiac findings were compared with those of 11 patients with DCM who did not receive fish oil (group II). After 6.62+/-1.70 months, left ventricular ejection fraction had increased by 8.44%+/-3.80% (P<.05), in… CONTINUE READING