ED Drug Helps Young People With Congenital Heart Disease

A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction can possibly help children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise.  A statement by The Children”s Hospital of Philadelphia stated that the drug, called Sildenafil, improved exercise performance in young patients with congenital heart disease. The study covered 28 children and young adults. There were improvements in exercise performance during treatment with sildenafil as compared to placebo.

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