Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may promote healing post heart attack
After a heart attack, patients’ hearts may be changed in function and heart. This is called post-heart attack remodeling. It has connections to poor patient outcomes, and it may even cause future heart failure. As of today, there are few therapies that can heal the heart or stop adverse remodeling.
This is why the latest evidence in support of using omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil capsules could change many patients’ lives for the better.
“Heart failure is still a major problem after a heart attack despite all the therapy we have and the advances in interventional care,” Dr. Raymond Kwong, senior author of the study and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said. “Our findings show that omega-3 fatty acids are a safe and effective treatment in improving cardiac remodeling, so it may be promising in reducing the incidence of heart failure or death, which are still major healthcare burdens to patients who suffer a heart attack.”