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Canadian Researchers Find New Use for Viagra, It Protected Against Some Cardiac Complications

 
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Canadian researchers have found a whole new use for Viagra. It's for affairs of the heart, but not the bedroom kind.

A study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday by the University of Montreal and the Montreal Heart Institute showed that sildenafil, also known as Pfizer (nyse: PFE - news - people )'s Viagra, protected against some of the cardiac complications in mice with muscular dystrophy.

Muscular dystrophy, which affects one in 6,000 people, is a disease that causes the progressive breakdown of muscle tissue, including the heart.

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