CoQ10 is one of the best antioxidant supplements, but how does it work against PVCs: premature ventricular contractions?
For this article I asked Pilar Stevens-Cohen, MD, FACC, Department of Cardiology, South Nassau Communities Hospital.
This is what Dr. Stevens-Cohen explains:
“Coenzyme Q is a powerful antioxidant that improves oxygen utilization.
“It may help with high blood pressure but has also been reported as causing palpitations. By itself, it is not a known treatment for palpitations.”
PVCs, though frightening, are often just benign premature beats that make it seem as though your heart is skipping a beat or inserting an extra beat.
If you’re worried, see a cardiologist, who will probably order an echocardiogram and will also have you undergo an EKG.
Dr. Stevens-Cohen is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and internal medicine.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.