The Role of Omega-3's in Cardiovascular Disease

The Role of Omega-3's in Cardiovascular Disease

Schedule: On Demand (The original live program aired on Tuesday, November 27, 2012)

Program Overview:
What is the role of omega-3 fatty acids in preventing cardiovascular disease? A decade ago the AHA endorsed their use in secondary prevention, but several recent trials have shown no benefit in this setting. A recent meta-analysis, which received widespread media attention, concluded that omega-3 supplementation does not reduce the risk for fatal or non-fatal CV events. Have we over stated the potential benefits derived from taking omega-3 fatty acids? Is it time to pull this therapy from the prevention armamentarium?

Paul E. Ziajka, MD, PhD, FNLA

President, Southeast Lipid Association
Director, Florida Lipid Institute
Winter Park, FL

Thomas A. Barringer, MD, FNLA

Co-Medical Director
Presbyterian Novant Heart & Wellness
Medical Director
Department of Family Medicine
Center for Cardiovascular Health
Charlotte, NC

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Education Information

This program, though not accredited in its archived form, is targeted towards specific content areas and learning objectives.

Content Domain
This activity falls under the following content domain(s):

  • 7.1 Evidence Based for Treatment of Dyslipidemia

Learning Objectives
This activity teaches to the following learning objective(s):

  1. Interpret evidence from recent clinical trials of approved omega-3 fatty acids and those in clinical development
  2. Review the use of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the management of lipoprotein disorders


Nutt's picture

interesting and informative