The Mediterranean diet contributes to the preservation of left ventricular systolic function and to the long-term favorable prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary event.

@article{Chrysohoou2010TheMD,
  title={The Mediterranean diet contributes to the preservation of left ventricular systolic function and to the long-term favorable prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary event.},
  author={Christina A Chrysohoou and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Panagiotis Aggelopoulos and Christina-Maria Kastorini and Ioanna Kehagia and Christos Pitsavos and Christodoulos Stefanadis},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of the cardioprotective Mediterranean diet on the development of cardiac abnormalities and prognosis of cardiac patients has rarely been investigated. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the relation between the Mediterranean diet, the development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) at hospitalization, and the 2-y prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN During 2006-2009, 1000 consecutive patients with ACS were enrolled; of… CONTINUE READING

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