Sildenafil was safe and improved erectile function and quality of life in men with moderately severe congestive heart failure

Lancaster, Tim
September 2004
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p36
Academic Journal
This article discusses the use of sildenafil for safe improvement of erectile function and quality of life in men with New York Heart Association classes II and III Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). 35 men (mean age 60 y) with New York Heart Association Classes II and III CHF, a history of erectile dysfunction, absence of ischemia, and adequate functional capacity who were not using nitrates were investigated for the study. Exclusion criteria were symptomatic hypotension, systolic blood pressure< 80 mm Hg at baseline, positive stress test result in the previous year, history of myocardial ischemia, psychotropic therapy, significant valvular disease, or recent history of alcohol or drug abuse.


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