VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Sex drug effective as heart failure treatment

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 1/5/2019

Description

A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction has been found by University of Manchester scientists to slow or even reverse the progression of heart failure in sheep.

The British Heart Foundation funded study is a breakthrough in the treatment for the disease in which five year survival rates are lower than most common cancers.

The study of Tadalafil – which is in the same class as Viagra – proves that the drug is biologically effective as a treatment for heart failure in sheep.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/sex-drug-effective-as-heart-failure-treatment/

Also covered in the Express and Metro

Media coverage

TitleCialis: Viagra-like drug proves potent as a treatment for heart failure
Media name/outletThe Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date2/05/19
DescriptionThe anti-impotence drug Cialis could be used to tackle heart disease, according to scientists who showed that it could slow and possibly reverse the progression of heart failure in sheep.

The research fits with growing evidence that drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, may help both men and women at risk of heart attacks.

Cialis is in the same class of drug as Viagra, which was itself originally developed to treat heart disease, only to be repurposed after initial test subjects reported some unexpected benefits.
URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/viagra-like-drug-could-halt-heart-disease-fmgmzltzc
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleViagra-like erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may tackle heart disease too, scientists say
Media name/outletThe Sun
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date2/05/19
DescriptionA DRUG used to treat erectile dysfunction could tackle heart disease too, scientists say.

Cialis, similar to Viagra, can raise a man's potency in bed - but it may lower the risks of suffering a fatal heart attack, it's claimed.
URLhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/sun-men/8985495/viagra-erectile-dysfunction-cialis-heart-disease/
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleNew study reveals erectile dysfunction drug could treat heart failure too
Media name/outletBusiness Standard
Media typeWeb
CountryIndia
Date2/05/19
DescriptionHeart failure is a devastating condition that occurs when the heart is too weak to pump blood around the body
URLhttps://www.business-standard.com/article/health/new-study-reveals-erectile-dysfunction-drug-could-treat-heart-failure-too-119050200383_1.html
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleErectile dysfunction drug could treat heart failure – new study
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionIn the 1990s, the US drug firm Pfizer was developing drugs to treat angina. During early trials of these drugs, male participants reported a striking side effect: they were getting erections. This discovery led to the development of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction. Our latest study shows that one of these erectile dysfunction drugs (Cialis) is very effective at treating a particular type of heart failure in sheep.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/erectile-dysfunction-drug-could-treat-heart-failure-new-study-116219
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleA Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure
Media name/outletMedical News Today
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionNew research in sheep shows that a drug that doctors usually prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can also treat heart failure.
URLhttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325084.php
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleViagra-like drug designed to treat impotence can reverse effects of heart failure, study shows
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionA Viagra-like drug widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction may provide an effective treatment for life-threatening heart failure.

UK scientists hailed the “breakthrough” findings after demonstrating the effects of the drug tadalafil, sold as Cialis, in sheep.

But they said it was “entirely possible” that some men being treated for impotence are already benefiting from the protection it affords.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/erectile-dysfunction-treatment-tadalafil-cialis-viagra-heart-failure-a8894166.html
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleErectile dysfunction drugs could REVERSE heart failure, study reveals
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionThey’re typically prescribed to men having issues in the bedroom, but it seems that erectile dysfunction drugs could soon be used to treat heart failure.

A new study has revealed that Tadalafil - which is the same class as Viagra - slows, or even reverses the progression of heart failure in sheep.

Researchers from the University of Manchester believe the same effect could apply to humans, raising hopes for a more effective treatment for heart failure.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/erectile-dysfunction-drugs-could-reverse-14974460
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleAn erectile dysfunction drug might be effective for heart failure, too
Media name/outletThe Week
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionScientists have found a breakthrough in treating heart failure, and it comes from from a very unexpected place.

Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. published a study in the journal Scientific Reports on Wednesday, demonstrating that the drug tadalafil was effective in treating heart failure in sheep. Tadalafil is more commonly known by the brand name Cialis, and is currently primarily prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction.
URLhttps://theweek.com/speedreads/838795/erectile-dysfunction-drug-might-effective-heart-failure
PersonsAndrew Trafford
TitleHow an erection drug could cure heart failure: Cialis 'restores the organ's ability to respond to adrenaline' and reversed the deadly condition in a trial on sheep
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/05/19
DescriptionThe anti-impotence drug Cialis could be used to cure heart failure, according to new research.

The erectile dysfunction drug Tadalafil, which is similar to Viagra and sold under the brand name Cialis, was found to slow and even reverse the progression of the condition in sheep by researchers at the University of Manchester.

The British Heart Foundation-funded study is a breakthrough in the hunt to cure the disease which kills 66,000 Britons each year.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6979951/How-VIAGRA-cure-heart-failure-Blue-pill-restores-organs-ability-respond-adrenaline.html
PersonsAndrew Trafford