How 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

The 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.

Leading professor Andrew Trafford said it was ‘entirely possible’ the treatment will work on humans.

He said: ‘This discovery is an important advance in a devastating condition which causes misery for thousands of people across the UK and beyond.

‘We do have limited evidence from human trials and epidemiological studies that show Tadalafil can be effective in treating heart failure.

‘This study provides further confirmation, adds mechanistic details and demonstrates that Tadalafil could now be a possible therapy for heart failure.

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