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Nutritional Supplements for Cardiac Patients


Nutrition for Cardiac Patients

SODIUM and DIETS

Salt (sodium chloride) restriction is important to decrease the retention of water and help control blood pressure.

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For more information about sodium content of various foods and treats, please visit: http://vetmed.tufts.edu/heartsmart/diet.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (FISH OILS)

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L-CARNITINE

TAURINE

COENZYME Q10 (Co-Q10)

OTHER SUPPLEMENTS

There are many nutritional supplements with claims of cardiovascular benefits. While some of these benefits may be true, these natural substances may interact with the medications prescribed by your veterinarian. Often these natural or herbal therapies have properties that may alter the blood pressure, heart rate, or fluid volume so please use them with caution after consultation with CVCA and your veterinarian.