Coenzyme Q10 Improves Results of Coronary Bypass Surgery.
Comment: Cardiopulmonary bypass, which occurs during coronary artery bypass graft surgery, is known to induce oxidative stress and to decrease antioxidant levels. CoQ10 functions as an antioxidant and also as an important cofactor for energy production. The results of the present study indicate that supplementation with CoQ10 can improve clinical outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The reduction in the length of hospital stay and in the need for various medications and procedures would probably save at least $5,000 per patient.
Makhija N et al. The role of oral coenzyme Q10 in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008;22:832-839.
by Alan R. Gaby, MD
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