Effect of selenium and Q10 on the cardiac biomarker NT-proBNP
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, ISSN 1401-7431, Vol. 47, no 5, 281-288 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective. To investigate whether the effect of 48-month usage of coenzyme Q10 and selenium on cardiac function was different for participants with different levels of cardiac wall tension as measured by plasma levels of N-terminal natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) at baseline. Methods. A 48-month randomized double-blind controlled trial in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly (mean age 78 years) was carried out. A total of 443 participants were given coenzyme Q10 combined with selenium, or a placebo. NT-proBNP measured at baseline and 48 months was used to evaluate the cardiac wall tension. Results. After 48 months, supplementation of coenzyme Q10 and selenium had varying impacts depending on the severity of impairment of cardiac function. Analyses of the responses in the different quintiles of baseline NT-proBNP showed that those with active supplementation, and a plasma level of NT-proBNP in the second to fourth quintiles demonstrated significantly reduced NT-proBNP levels (p = 0.022) as well as cardiovascular mortality after 48 months (p = 0.006). Conclusion. Long-term supplementation of coenzyme Q10/selenium reduces NT-proBNP levels and cardiovascular mortality in those with baseline NT-proBNP in the second to fourth quintiles indicating those who gain from supplementation are patients with mild to moderate impaired cardiac function.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare , 2013. Vol. 47, no 5, 281-288 p.
cardiac function, coenzyme 10, selenium
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99399DOI: 10.3109/14017431.2013.820838ISI: 000324759300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-99399DiVA: diva2:656924
Funding Agencies|County Council of Linkoping University||Swedish Research Council||2013-10-172013-10-172013-10-17