HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Viagra helps men with heart failure

DALLAS, Aug. 6 - Men with congestive heart failure and erectile dysfunction (ED) safely used sildenafil (Viagra) to improve sexual function in a study reported in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The popular medication may even make patients more likely to take their heart failure drugs, says author Edimar Alcides Bocchi, M.D., associate professor and chief of the heart failure clinics at the Sao Paulo University Medical School in Brazil.

"Heart failure patients may become noncompliant with their congestive heart failure (CHF) treatment if they feel it causes or aggravates their ED," Bocchi says. "However, our study suggests that treating the ED may make patients more motivated to take their medicines."

Sildenafil caused no harmful effects and improved exercise performance during treadmill exercise tests in 23 men with CHF (average age 50) and a history of ED, says Bocchi.

Sildenafil blocks the activity of the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), which is active in multiple tissues and cells. The effects of PDE5 inhibition include increased production of nitric oxide, which is associated with improved function of the heart and blood vessels.

The cardiovascular effects of sildenafil have created some concern that the drug might be harmful in men with CHF. But there's not enough data on the safety or potential harm of sildenafil in CHF patients.

Most of the men had moderate or severe heart failure, and each had been referred for treatment of ED. On separate days, the men underwent two exercise treadmill tests, which consisted of a six-minute walk and a maximal exercise test. About an hour before the first test, the men received either 50 milligrams of sildenafil or a placebo. On the second day, the men received the opposite treatment (sildenafil or placebo) before exercise.

Those treated with sildenafil had significantly lower blood pressure and heart
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
carole.bullock@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
5-Aug-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
2. Viagra used in stroke recovery study
3. Younger men lead surge in Viagra use, study reveals
4. Viagra (R) can take effect in as little as 14 minutes in many men, study shows
5. Viagra for alleviation of pulmonary hypertension?
6. First study of Viagra(R) in black men demonstrates treatment as effective, well tolerated
7. Viagra significantly effective, well-tolerated for men taking multiple blood pressure treatments
8. Mayo Clinic study shows no adverse heart effect for sildenafil (Viagra)
9. Beyond Viagra: other phosphodiesterase inhibitors are candidates for potential therapies
10. Viagra Prescribing Will Be Based On Financial Rather Than Clinical Reasoning
11. UK Faculty Members Find Way To Speed Response Of Viagra

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together ... equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was ... of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. ... a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) will ... 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly will also ... investment community and media to further detail the company,s ... at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media and the ... conference call through a link that will be posted ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... -- Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce ... home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related ... organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders ... to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: