Viagra and Healthy Hearts: Viagra Keeps Cerys Small Alive. A ten-month old baby girl, who battled three open-heart surgeries in the first months of her life, is being kept alive by daily doses of Viagra.
Cerys Small, who lives with her family in Maesglas, Newport, South Wales, was born with a severe heart defect, no spleen and problems with her stomach and bowel. Her condition is kept stable by the anti-impotence drug.
Viagra it is best known as drug for men who have trouble having erections, but before scientists realized it could treat this sexual dysfunction, it was initially designed as a heart drug. And for people like Cerys it is still used to treat pulmonary hypertension to prepare for further major heart surgery.
We all know Viagra as a wonder drug for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. But recent studies show that the drug may be far more valuable than we expect, with the potential to fight different cancers in various ways.
If recent studies can be confirmed by human trials, Viagra (sildenafil) may be the first line of defense against melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer. It may be used, not only to improve the sex lives of men who have had surgery for prostate cancer, but to prevent prostate cancer, as well. And it may even be given with anti-cancer drugs to make these more effective and to ease their serious side effects.
All these are findings of several studies, done independently and published in different scientific journals over recent years.