Posts Tagged ‘sildenafil’

April 8th, 2014

Study Suggests Link Between Viagra and Melanoma

In recent years, researchers have uncovered a potentially important pathway whereby PDE5A inhibitors (which include sildenafil — Viagra — and other drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension) could potentially increase the risk for developing melanoma. Now a study provides early evidence showing an association between sildenafil and melanoma, though, like all observational […]

March 12th, 2013

Sildenafil Does Not Improve Exercise Capacity in HF with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Sildenafil does not improve exercise capacity or clinical status in patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) and preserved ejection fraction, according to a JAMA study. This finding contrasts with previous research suggesting a potential benefit in such patients. Some 220 HF patients with ejection fractions of 50% or greater were randomized to receive oral sildenafil or […]