issue of the Journal of the American
College of Cardiology features a study
showing that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels
are an independent predictor of survival
in chronic heart failure patients.1
The study included 236 heart failure patients
with a median age of 77 years upon admission
to Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand.
Plasma samples were analyzed for CoQ10 and
other factors. Participants were followed
for a period of up to 5.75 years, during
which 76 deaths occurred.
follow-up period, 39% of the participants
who had CoQ10 levels lower than 0.63 micrograms
per milliliter died, compared with only
22% of those whose levels were higher. This
study also indicated that those with lower
CoQ10 were 67% more likely to die.
article at: http://www.lef.org