Omega-3 fatty acids improve blood pressure control and preserve renal function in hypertensive heart transplant recipients.

@article{Holm2001Omega3FA,
  title={Omega-3 fatty acids improve blood pressure control and preserve renal function in hypertensive heart transplant recipients.},
  author={Torbj\orn Holm and Arne Kristian Andreassen and P{\aa}l Aukrust and Kjel Andersen and Odd Ragnar Geiran and John K. Kjekshus and Svein Simonsen and Lars Gullestad},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={428-36}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension and cyclosporine-induced nephrotoxicity are common complications in heart transplant recipients. Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent blood pressure rise early, but have not been studied long-term after heart transplantation. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five clinically stable hypertensive heart transplant recipients were studied 1-12 years after transplantation and randomized in a double-blind fashion to receive either 3.4 g of omega-3 fatty acids daily or placebo for 1 year… CONTINUE READING
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