Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease



About this Webinar

Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Author: Lavie, Carl "Chip", MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Exercise Laboratories
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
New Orleans, LA
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Category: CE Credit, Webinar

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