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CoQ10 may help with maintaining a regular heartbeat

A-fib, or atrial fibrillation, is an irregular, weak heartbeat with several causes. A-fib can lead to or accelerate heart failure; a chronic condition in which the heart doesn’t pump enough blood to the body. In this study, 102 adult men and women with A-fib and heart failure took standard heart medication with or without CoQ10.

At six and 12 months, while there were no changes in the standard medication group, those who added CoQ10 had significantly lower levels of oxidative stress. After 12 months, 22 percent of those on heart medication alone had episodes of A-fib compared to 6.3 percent for the CoQ10 group. Discussing the findings, doctors said that CoQ10, by lowering oxidative stress levels, may be responsible for helping maintain a regular heartbeat. 

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