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  • fish oil... yes, I said, fish oil

    ok... I can hear tonight's dinner conversation with my husband, already. WebMd has a posting regarding Fish Oil and its benefits regarding the heart. http://content.health.msn.com/conten...e/65/72751.htm

    May 27, 2003 -- There's nothing fishy about fish oil's ability to protect your heart, according to a new study. Researchers say the omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, and bluefish can prevent sudden cardiac death by blocking fatal heart rhythms.

    So, will this stuff do me and you HCMA people any good?
    Because, personally I can't stand to eat anything that swims.
    Lobster and shrimp crawl so, yes I eat those. And as far as I can tell tuna comes from a can.... so, yes I eat that too.
    But for anything else, the nose is plugged and I will choke it down if it will really help me.
    If it wouldn't make a difference, I can stop this potential conversation right in its tracks.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Re: fish oil... yes, I said, fish oil

    This data has been out for sometime. Some people claim it helps them with palpitation...others say it is a little "fishy" (sorry that was a cheap shot )
    Check with your docs and make sure it is OK with YOUR meds.
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      Re: fish oil... yes, I said, fish oil

      Chuck had been participating in a fish oil study at OHSU since he had his defib installed last July. Of course, now that he is gone, we won't know the results. They have been doing this study for a couple of years, I believe, and it is soon to come to an end. It will be interesting to know the results. It was to study the effects of fish oil on arrythmias.
      You can get Omega 3 oil in pill form if you don't like eating fish!!
      Roxann

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        Re: fish oil... yes, I said, fish oil

        I'm going to post this in response to a private message I received--because I'm not so good at replying to PM's yet and not sure it posted. Sorry. Yes, OHSU is Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. They are doing work with HCM. There are two doctors there that do septal alcohol ablations. Dr. Crispin Davies and Dr. Bruce Shively. They are both wonderful people. They were so good to me when Chuck had his procedure done. The fish oil study is headed up by Dr. John McAnulty. It is soon coming to an end. Thanks!

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          Re: fish oil... yes, I said, fish oil

          Fish oil = good.

          I've been taking fish oil - around 4 capsules daily - since first meeting my HCM specialist. He recommended taking them. Actually, he recommended that I take 6 per day, but I've found it difficult to take that many with my busy schedule and the other meds, etc. that I take.

          The only side effect since taking them is that I've become a much better swimmer. Go figure!
          Tom Mc.
          Apical HCM

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