Study of Sildenafil in Patient With Heart Failure.
The purpose of this study is to determine if sildenafil (Viagra) improves exercise tolerance.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Measurement of the Effect of Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) on the Hemodynamics of Exercise Tolerance in Advanced Congestive Heart Failure.|
- Patients will have exercise capacity measured by an exercise stress test before and after one dose of sildenafil.
|Study Start Date:||December 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
Patients will undergo an exercise stress test. One dose of Sildenafil will then be given, followed by a one hour rest period. A repeat exercise stress test will then be repeated.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc J Semigran, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|