Dr. Svend Aage Mortensen (1942 – 2015), M.D., DMSc. was associate professor and chief physician (cardiology) at The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. He was the lead researcher on the Q-Symbio study of the beneficial effects of Coenzyme Q10 on morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure.
Multiple treatment options with Coenzyme Q10
Dr. Mortensen saw six possible treatment options with Coenzyme Q10 in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
- Preventative treatment in statin therapy
- Adjunctive treatment of ischemic heart disease and angina pectoris
- Pretreatment for coronary artery bypass surgery or valve surgery
- Adjunctive treatment in arterial hypertension
- Preventative treatment in anthracycline therapy
- Adjunctive treatment in chronic heart failure
What did Dr. Mortensen know about Coenzyme Q10?
In developing a biochemical rationale for the above uses of Coenzyme Q10 in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Mortensen built on documented facts. He knew that Coenzyme Q10 plays an important role in the following biological actions: