Author : A. R. Al- Yasiry, Kamal
A study of cardio- protective properties of omega-3 fatty acids after occurrence of acute myocardial ischemia in patients admitted to Al- Hussein Hospital in Karbala
journal of kerbala university,
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 15-20
Acute myocardial ischemia is one of the most common general health problem facing human being nowadays. In this study, we aimed to determine if the omeg-3 fatty acid have a significant cardio- protective effect against myocardial ischemia or not in many patient who were admitted to Al- Hussein Hospital in Karbala. It was found that omega-3 has the ability to reduce cardiac troponin, cardiac creatin kinase, triglyceride and VLDL very significantly at p < 0.05. A sixty males with average age between 55-65 years old were divided into 2 groups equally. The first group was given n -3 fatty acid 1000 mg twice daily and the 2nd group was control group. There were significant reduction of all the parameters of the study ( troponin reduced from 100% to 15%, creatine kinase reduced from 66 UL to 41 UL, VLDL reduced from 60 mgdL to 5 mgdL and triglyceride reduced from 96 mgdL to 50 mgdL) during the 30 days of the study. These results suggested that this agent had a significant cardio-protective properties against acute cardiac attack.