Viagra lowers risk of death 31%, heart attack 38%


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Use of Viagra-type medications associated with a 31% lower risk of death in 7.5 years

Use of Viagra-type medications associated with a 38% lower risk of heart attack for 7.5 years

Men with type 2 diabetes who were prescribed Viagra-type medications to improve erections were 31% less likely to die than men of the same age who did not receive these medications during an average follow-up of 7.5 years according to a recent study.

The risk of dying was 46% lower after adjusting for age, renal function, smoking, previous cerebrovascular accident, hypertension, previous myocardial infarction, systolic blood pressure, use of statins, metformin, aspirin and beta-blocker medications.

Men with type 2 diabetes who were prescribed Viagra-type medications to improve erections were 38% less likely to have a heart attack compared to men who did not receive these medications during an average follow-up of 7.5 years according to a recent study.

The study analyzed the use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors that include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra) and avanafil (Stendra).

Subjects: 5956 men, 40-89 years of age with type 2 diabetes out of 42 general consultations in Cheshire, United Kingdom

The study analyzed data of 5956 men between 40 and 89 years diagnosed with type 2 diabetes among 42 general practices in Cheshire, United Kingdom, and were followed for 7.5 years.

Reference

Anderson SG, Hutchings DC, Woodward M, Rahimi K, Rutter MK, Kirby M, Hackett G, Trafford AW and Heald AH. The use of type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitors in type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality from all causes. Heart, 2016 November 1; 102 (21): 1750-1756.

Author's contact information

Dr Simon G Anderson
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
University of Manchester
3.24 Core Technology Facility
46 Grafton Street
Manchester M13 9NT, United Kingdom
Simon. anderson@manchester.ac.uk

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