COENZYME Q10 COMBINED WITH MILD HYPOTHERMIA AFTER CARDIAC ARREST
We know that the area damaged with an ischemic attack, whether it is a brain attack (stroke) or a heart attack, is actually smaller than the area that ultimately gets damaged. Anything that can be done during the repurfusion stage (when blood is reintroduced back into the oxygen starved area) will shrink the amount of damage done. Magnesium has already been shown to be protective and this study adds Coenzyme Q10 to the list.
This was a small study, but survival rates with CoQ10 was 68%, versus 29% in the placebo. Over twice the survival rates for a (comparitively) cheap and very safe approach. Sadly, studies like this rarely lead to approach changes in our ERs and hospitals. Were it me or my family, I would lock the door and give magnesium and CoQ10 myself. Coenzyme Q10 Combined With Mild Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest: A Preliminary Study — Damian et al. 110 (19): 3011 — Circ..