Viagra may help treat heart disease

Scientists have considered the drug "Viagra" as one of the components in the treatment of heart disease. Recall that Viagra is used for treating erectile dysfunction in men.

The basis of the drug is a selective inhibitor of cGMP-specific PDE5 (PDE5i). The substance inhibits the relaxation of specific muscle groups. Scientists have suggested that under certain conditions Viagra may earn and heart.

Was assembled a group of 1600 volunteers-men. All participants at least once took Viagra. The scientists concluded: hypertrophy of the left ventricle (the sign of coronary disease and angina) Viagra slowed down the process of growth and change its shape.

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Now the researchers plan to conduct global clinical trials, in which the theory of utility "Viagra" for patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system will be confirmed or refuted.

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