Tag Archives: a-fib

High-Dose Fish Oil May Raise Odds for A-Fib in Heart Patients

By | May 3, 2021

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many people take fish oil to protect their heart, but a new study suggests that prescription versions may raise the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. At issue are prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in fish oil. The medications are often prescribed… Read More »

Fish Oil, Vitamin D Supplements Won’t Prevent A-Fib

By | November 13, 2020

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Millions of people take a fish oil or vitamin D supplement in hopes of warding off a host of ills. But a new study finds the nutrients won’t shield against the common and potential heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation. “A-fib” affects… Read More »

Got A-fib? It Could Heighten COVID Risks

By | November 9, 2020

Why did so many COVID-19 patients have an a-fib episode? Ghazizadeh said various factors can trigger the arrhythmia. It’s known that more-severe COVID-19 can cause widespread inflammation throughout the body, he noted, so that is one likely trigger. Similarly, there are a few reasons why COVID-19 patients who suffer an a-fib episode have a worse outlook. For… Read More »