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How is co-enzyme beneficial for a patient of aortic root replacement?

Q: What are the beneficial effects of Co-enzyme Q-10 for a post operative patient of aortic root replacement? My wife has been taking UBIQ 100 mg/BD for the past one year.

A:Co-Enzyme Q10 (proper name is Ubidecarenone) is an anti-oxidant nutritional supplement. It is sometimes given along with standard treatment in cardiovascular disorders such as heart failure. Its role in surgical interventions has not been proved. These days Lycopene (sold as LycoRed), another anti-oxidant, is more in vogue since it is claimed to have beneficial effect in a much larger spectrum of disorders.

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