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Can Viagra Effectively Treat Heart Disease?

Though its primary usage is for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Viagra was originally created to treat heart disease, which it does safely, CBS News says. According to a study published in BMC Medicine, the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) compound found in Viagra has been shown to improve and strengthen heart function. Researchers in the study concluded that for individuals with heart disease, taking Viagra on a daily basis could help improve cardiac output and lower heart rate. The result of these findings: longevity, increased exercise tolerance, and better quality of life.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in BMC Medicine.