Generic Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction or say impotence in men. Running from 20 years, it is continuously available for people to get excited. This is an erectile drug and can be used as an asset during stent surgery. This is said by American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2017 Scientific Sessions. Viagra or say sildenafil could supplement the drug regimen which can be used during and after stent surgery. It involves blood thinners such as heparin and dual antiplatelet therapy.

South Korea’s Dr. Han-Mo Yang who is a lead study author and an associate professor in the division of cardiology at Seoul National University Hospital suggest, stents which are Sildenafil-coated can be proved more beneficial in reducing stent thrombosis. It is better than other drug-eluting stents.

For uninitiated, it is a small plastic or metal mesh tube which is inserted permanently into the coronary arteries of patients having some heart diseases. It also helps in improving blood flow and reduce the chance of heart attack as well.

In the modern stents, the forerunner is the balloon angioplasty procedure (first performed in 1977) which involves a deflated balloon attached to a catheter and it is injected into a narrowed artery. However, it proved to be ineffective in the long term. Hence, Stents sometimes come with problems.

Dr. Cindy Grines, a professor of medicine at Hofstra University has an inclination towards the harmful effect of stents. As he says, while placing the stent, it causes more injury in actual than if we just use a balloon. With time, it can be healed but cases can be scary sometimes.

While talking about Viagra, it gives doctors a way to mitigate both of the two major dangers, restenosis, and arterial thrombosis, at the time and post stent surgery. However, the research is in the process to give the result. But, Viagra is already a known drug and does bring a change.

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