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  • #16
    NO VIAGRA IS NOT GOOD FOR HCM!

    Lets look at the Physician Desk Reference - the PDR

    1. while taking viagra ' the systolic and diastolic blood pressures drop by 7-10 %
    2. Cardiac output decreases by up to 28%
    3. "there is a potential for cardiac risk of sexual activity in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease."
    4. "Viagra has systemic vasodilatory properties that result in transient decreases in supine blood pressure"
    5. "caution in patients with previous MI, life threatening arrhythmia within the previous 6 months. Patients with resting hypotensive b/p's, patients with cardiac failure causing unstable angina "
    6. Under adverse reactions - "AV block, syncope, tachacardia, palpitations, ischemia, heart failure, cardiac arrest, abnormal ECG and cardiomyopathy"

    Need I say more?

    We are not patients with hypertension that caused our hypertrophy we have a genetic condition that has caused hypertrophy.

    Please stay away from this drug.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    • #17
      Viagra

      Lisa,

      we definitely need to educate our cardiologists!!. I have been there and knew what it does to the heart (pardon my frank language) . However, after septal reduction surgery, I have asked 4 different cardiologist, including one HCM expert (a well known one). they all told me it is OK to use it. Nevertheless, I have avoided it - preferring my experience over their advise. I appreciate is you can provide me with 1-2 articles that I can send it to them to possibly save a life. I think we all should do it.

      Behrang

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      • #18
        Behrang,
        There is no published liturature on Viagra and HCM - I would simply refer them to the PDR.

        Lisa
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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