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Reported May 30, 2013

Heart Failure: New Drug Cuts Mortality Rates in Half

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new supplement has been found to decrease mortality in patients with heart failure by 50 percent, according to research presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Researchers studied 420 participants with severe heart failure over a period of two years, and each patient was randomly assigned either Coenzyme Q10 or a placebo.  Of those given Coenzyme Q10, only 14 percent had a major adverse cardiovascular event, compared to 25 percent of those in the placebo group.  The Coenzyme Q10 group also experienced a lower rate of dying from all causes, at 9 percent, compared to the placebo group at 17 percent.  Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant, which can be found in foods like red meat, plants, and fish, and is also sold over the counter.

For more information, go to: http://www.escardio.org/about/press/press-releases/pr-13/Pages/first-drug-in-decade-improves-heart-failure-mortality.aspx

SOURCE: European Society of Cardiology's Heart Failure Congress, May 2013

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