PMID: 7083267Mar 1, 1982Paper

Protection of ischaemic myocardium with coenzyme Q10

Cardiovascular Research
Y NakamuraK Hara


Protection of the ischaemic myocardium with Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) following constriction of left anterior descending coronary artery was studied in 38 open-chest mongrel dogs. Left anterior descending coronary artery blood flow was independently reduced by tightening a constrictor around the vessel. Aortic pressure and left ventricular pressure were measured, and the Tension Time Index (TTI) was calculated. Myocardial segment shortening in the ischaemic area was measured with an ultrasonic dimension gauge. After obtaining haemodynamic data, the ischaemic myocardium was biopsied and the tissue sample was frozen in liquid nitrogen for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) analysis. Animals premedicated with COQ10 (20 mg . kg-1 iv) had a significantly higher ATP content in ischaemic myocardium (3.25 +/- 0.35 mumol . g-1 wet weight) compared with that in ischaemic myocardium of control animals (2.96 +/- 0.19) (P less than 0.05), when coronary blood flow was reduced by 50 to 74%. There were failure of ATP preservation by COQ10 with a further reduction in coronary blood flow. Changes in the pattern of myocardial segment shortening in the ischemic area induced by a 50 to 74% coronary blood flow reduction were less in COQ10 treated animals than ...Continue Reading


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