Usefulness of Perioperative Omega-3 Long-Chain PUFA for Lowering Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Recent Myocardial Infarction
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- This intervention study showed that perioperative supplementation with EPA/DHA to patients scheduled for coronary bypass artery grafting and who had had a recent myocardial infarction led to improved results.
- Specifically the authors noted development of significantly fewer incidences of post-operative atrial fibrillation, less time in intensive care, and a reduced incidence of impaired wound healing.
- Previous studies that had studied the effect of omega-3 LCPUFA supplementation on POAF have reported inconsistent results, possibly as a result of a lack of focus on well-defined sub-groups of patients scheduled for coronary bypass artery grafting.