Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on Hypertrophied Ischemic Myocardium during Aortic Cross Clamping for 2 hr, from the Aspect of Energy Metabolism

  • F. Okamoto
  • K. Karino
  • K. Ohori
  • T. Abe
  • S. Komatsu


In order to perform intracardiac repair safely during aortic cross clamping, we designed this study to evaluate the protective effect of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on hypertrophied ischemic myocardium from the aspect of energy metabolism. Six to nine months preceding the study, aortic bandings were carried out on 14 puppies to produce left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). These dogs with LVH were then subjected to total cardiopulmonary bypass and were evenly divided into control and CoQ10-treated groups (10 mg/kg of intravenous administration plus 1 mg/kg per hr of intracoronary injection). Myocardial ischemia was induced by aortic cross clamping for 2 hr under moderate systemic hypothermia. The results indicated that the administration of CoQio had a protective effect on hypertrophied ischemic myocardium, since depletion of high-energy phosphate (HEP) was uniformly prevented, and accumulation of lactate was simultaneously decreased during the 2 hr of aortic cross clamping. On the other hand, there were marked exhaustion of HEP and rapid increase in lactate following the 2 hr of ischemia in the control group, these being much more predominant in the subendocardial layer.


Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Creatine Phosphate Aortic Banding Intracardiac Repair Subendocardial Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Okamoto
    • 1
  • K. Karino
    • 1
  • K. Ohori
    • 1
  • T. Abe
    • 1
  • S. Komatsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySapporo Medical CollegeSapporo 060Japan

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