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L-carnitine supplementation may improve survival in acute myocardial infarction

KEY POINT

L-carnitine supplementation in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) setting was associated with decreased all-cause mortality, ventricular arrhythmias, and angina, but not myocardial reinfarction or heart failure as compared to placebo or control, according to a recent meta-analysis.

REVISIONS

DiNicolantonio JJ et al. L-carnitine in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013;88:544–51.

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