Impotence Meds Might Give Men’s Hearts a Boost, Too

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 — Men taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to revitalize their sex life might experience a valuable side benefit: enhanced heart health, researchers say.
Those erectile dysfunction drugs, called PDE5 inhibitors, appear to reduce a man’s risk of death or heart failure after a first heart attack, according to preliminary study findings.
Men taking this type of ED drug had a 33 percent reduced risk of death within three years of their first heart attack, compared to men not taking the PDE5 inhibitor, said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Andersson.
The men also experienced a 40 percent reduced risk of subsequent hospitalization for heart failure, said Andersson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
Further, it appeared that taking more of…

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