Clinician's Roundtable

Opioids, Fish Oils and Hibernating Bears

December 8, 201413 min
Hosted by: Matthew J. Sorrentino Guest: Paul Iaizzo How do opioids, fish oils and hibernating bears relate to the study of heart disease? It’s a fascinating correlation, currently under the meticulous study of Paul Iaizzo, PhD, professor of anesthesiology, physiology, and surgery, and the principal investigator in the Visible Heart Laboratory at the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Iaizzo joins host Dr. Matthew Sorrentino to detail the remarkable cardioprotective possibilities of an array of hormones found in hibernating bears, and the hormonal interactions with morphine, as well as a separate but related investigation into targeted deliveries of omega-3’s.

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