Clinical Education Center
Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease
Description: Chip Lavie, MD discusses the established and emerging clinical evidence supporting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular health as well as the potential clinical utility of monitoring omega-3 levels.
Learning Objectives — at the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Describe the composition of fats and fatty acids
• Discuss mechanisms for potential cardiovascular (CV) protection from omega-3 fatty acids
• Evaluate clinical studies supporting CV protection of omega-3 in patients with coronary heart disease, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and other CV diseases
• Communicate evidence correlating blood levels of omega-3 with clinical prognosis