Reduction of heart rate by omega-3 fatty acids and the potential underlying mechanisms

@inproceedings{Kang2012ReductionOH,
  title={Reduction of heart rate by omega-3 fatty acids and the potential underlying mechanisms},
  author={Jing Kang},
  booktitle={Front. Physio.},
  year={2012}
}
An elevated resting heart rate is one of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular mortality and is independently associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). Agents capable of reducing heart rate without significant side effects are therefore of particular interest for the prevention of SCD. Recent human and animal studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce heart rate. Our work has shown that omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduce membrane electrical excitability of the cardiac… CONTINUE READING