Viagra – Does Viagra Increase the Risk of Heart Attack?

A new research study has shown that the use of Viagra in men with erectile dysfunction does not increase the short-term risk of heart attack or acute myocardial infarction

Since the launch of Viagra some years ago, the makers have warned us against its use by men with low blood pressure, severe or unstable angina, recent stroke or recent heart attack. But can viagra itself trigger heart attack in a man with other risk factors? This question is important and a new research study has set out to provide the answer.

Large numbers of men were studied during this research project and the risk for heart attack within six hours and twenty four hours of taking Viagra was calculated.

The results of the study found no increase in the risk of heart attack in the twenty four hours after taking viagra. This is highly reassuring for many millions of men throughout the world.

Proceed with caution!

While the results of this study are very reassuring for the millions of men who use Viagra there is still reason to be cautious. Even the research team note some important limitations to this study. They emphasise that the men who took part in the trial project might represent a healthier section of the population than the average users of Viagra. They also emphasise that they did not gather any data on the nature of the sexual activity that took place! Both of these things might make a difference to the results.

So – what’s the message? Viagra seems safe for use – even in men who have health issues that place them at risk of heart attack. But please – if in doubt – consult your doctor. This article is not in any way a substitute for good quality individual medical advice.