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Fish Oil Supplements May Be Harmful To Patients With Abnormal Heart Rhythms

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Fish Oil Supplements

Fish oil may be good for some heart conditions, but not dangerous heart rhythms

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Fish oil supplements have proved effective in reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death, but a new study shows the oil may actually increase life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms in patients with implanted defibrillators.

The study, led by heart researchers at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health