Hypertension prophylaxis with omega-3 fatty acids in heart transplant recipients.

@article{Andreassen1997HypertensionPW,
  title={Hypertension prophylaxis with omega-3 fatty acids in heart transplant recipients.},
  author={Arne Kristian Andreassen and Anders Hartmann and Jon Offstad and Odd Ragnar Geiran and Knut Kvernebo and Svein Simonsen},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1324-31}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether omega-3 fatty acids act as hypertension prophylaxis in heart transplant recipients and have an impact on vascular reactivity. BACKGROUND Cyclosporine-induced hypertension is probably related to endothelial dysfunction. Suggested vasodilatory mechanisms of omega-3 fatty acids may therefore be particularly beneficial in heart transplant recipients. METHODS Heart transplant recipients were randomized to receive either 4 g of omega-3 fatty acids… CONTINUE READING