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That's interesting, and it makes sense to me because the way Viagra works is that it allows for greater blood flow. In order for cells to function and be repaired, they need oxygen as fuel, which comes from the blood stream. I would guess that anything which promotes optimum blood circulation and optimum blood oxygenation, is going to help people live longer.
 

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warning, be very careful with Viagra if you are on heart meds they don't interact well. We had a family acquaintance who overdosed on Viagra in a hotel room with his married mistress. It reacted with his heart meds and he took too much. He died and his girlfriend called 911 and fled. My mother-in-law went to the funeral and said his wife was angry at her dead husband. Keep in mind the guy was in his late 60s. As funerals go it was one of the more interesting ones she went to.
 

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So a pill from the same company peddling the predominant beer virus snake oil will make one live longer...
 

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Well it lengthens some things, why not your life?
 
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Not too surprising since the original development of viagra was to treat heart related chest pain.

So, if you have a heart on for some hot little----
 

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warning, be very careful with Viagra if you are on heart meds they don't interact well. We had a family acquaintance who overdosed on Viagra in a hotel room with his married mistress. It reacted with his heart meds and he took too much. He died and his girlfriend called 911 and fled. My mother-in-law went to the funeral and said his wife was angry at her dead husband. Keep in mind the guy was in his late 60s. As funerals go it was one of the more interesting ones she went to.
Sounds to me like he had hardening of the artillery.
 

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Is Viagra (Sildenafil) Safe for Men With Heart Disease?​

By
Richard N. Fogoros, MD
Richard N. Fogoros, MD




Medically reviewed by
Jeffrey S. Lander, MD
on December 10, 2020
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Viagra (sildenafil) has been life-changing for many people with erectile dysfunction (ED), making it possible to have a robust and satisfying sex life. However, this drug and others belonging to a class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors), may not be safe for people with certain types of heart disease.

There are two reasons for this:

  • The way these drugs affect blood pressure
  • Their potential for interacting with nitrates, a class of drugs sometimes prescribed to treat angina (chest pain)

Other PDE5 Inhibitors for ED​

Besides Viagra, there are four PDE5 inhibitors FDA-approved to treat ED:
  • Cialis (tadalafil)
  • Levitra (vardenafil)
  • Staxyn (vardenafil)
  • Stendra (avanafil)
A blister pack of Viagra pills.

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Heart Disease and ED​

Erectile dysfunction and heart disease are inextricably linked. People who have ED have an increased risk of also having heart disease and vice-versa. This is because both can be associated with vascular disease, conditions that affect blood vessels and blood flow.


In fact, vascular conditions account for 70% of erectile dysfunction. These conditions include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol.1

Atherosclerosis, a predictor for coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiac events, accounts for 50% to 60% of ED cases in people over 60.2
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Heart Disease and Viagra​

Viagra and other PDE5 inhibitors prescribed for treating ED drugs are vasodilators, meaning they work by dilating (widening) blood vessels to allow for the free flow of blood to the penis, which is essential to a robust erection.

In so doing, Viagra lowers the systolic blood pressure (the "top" number in blood pressure measurements) by an average of 8 mmHg.3 For most people with heart disease, including those taking medication to treat high blood pressure, this isn't a problem.

However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been reports of myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias), and even death in people taking Viagra.

Most, but not all, of these men had heart problems before taking this medicine. The FDA notes that it's not possible to determine whether these events were directly related to Viagra.3

What to Know about Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

There also are some heart conditions in which a modest drop in systolic blood pressure caused by Viagra may be dangerous:

  • Severe heart failure accompanied by borderline low blood pressure (hypotension) defined as resting hypotension (blood pressure less than 90/50) or resting hypertension (blood pressure greater than 170/100)
  • Significant aortic stenosis accompanied by low blood pressure which may worsen in response to the drug
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a genetic disorder in which the walls of the heart become thick). People with this condition may develop symptoms if their systolic blood pressure drops.
  • Ischemia (periods of time during which the heart muscle is not getting ample blood flow, most often manifested by chest pain)

Additionally, people with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) (a rare form of pulmonary hypertension) should not take Viagra.4

Drug Interactions​

At one time, medications called nitrates, such as nitroglycerin, were a mainstay of CAD treatment. For the most part, this is no longer the case, thanks to procedures such as angioplasty and stenting.

However, for people who do take nitrates, Viagra is unsafe, according to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. This is because, like Viagra, nitrates work by widening blood vessels.

Taking both medications creates a significant risk of severe hypotension, which has the potential to lead to shock by depriving the brain and other organs of oxygen.3

Nitrates of Concern​

These nitrates should not be taken with Viagra:
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Amyl nitrate
  • Alkyl nitrites ("poppers")
  • Isosorbide mononitrate
  • Isosorbide dinitrate
  • Sodium nitroprusside
 

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I died during sex. Can I sue?
 

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Bad side effect: If you swallow it too slow you get a stiff neck.
 

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Not too surprising since the original development of viagra was to treat heart related chest pain.

So, if you have a heart on for some hot little----
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