Coenzyme Q10 may help in heart failure

Br J Cardiol 2010;17:259-63 Leave a comment
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A small study carried out by doctors in Texas, USA, on patients with heart failure suggests that giving a supplement of coenzyme Q10 can help heart failure patients.

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The authors of the study, presented at the 6th Conference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association in Brussels, Belgium, said that giving the coenzyme in ubiquinol form improved plasma CoQ10 to higher levels than with ubiquinone. This improved level was associated with improvement in both diastolic and systolic myocardial function, along with improved New York Heart Association functional classification (table 1).

Other doctors from Melbourne, Australia, speaking at the conference said that they hoped an Integrative Cardiac Wellness Programme – in which coenzyme Q10, magnesium, alpha-lipoic acid, and fish oil were given three times daily to all cardiac surgery patients – may reduce troponin levels and lead to shorter hospital stays.

Table 1. Comparison of ubiquinone and ubiquinol in heart failure patients
Table 1. Comparison of ubiquinone and ubiquinol in heart failure patients
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