Efficacy and Safety of L-Carnitine Treatment for Chronic Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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URL: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2017/6274854/

Journal: BioMed Research International

Publication Date: 04/2017

Summary: L-Carnitine treatment is effective for CHF patients in improving clinical symptoms and cardiac functions, decreasing serum levels of BNP and NT-proBNP. And it has a good tolerance.

Key Takeaways

Carnitine is a nutrient found exclusively in meat. When patients with heart failure supplement with carnitine their symptoms improve and heart stress is reduced.

Carnitine, An Effective Supplement To Improve Heart Failure Or Should Patients Eat More Meat?

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