Cerebrovascular Accident Following Unprescribed Use of Sildenafil: Is it Underestimated?


ZİNNUROĞLU M. , NAZLIEL B. , KARATAŞ G. K. , Orucoglu N., Kocer B.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.56, no.4, pp.204-206, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tftr.56.204
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-206

Abstract

Sildenafil citrate is a commonly used agent in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications have been reported associated with sildenafil use. Despite the well-described cardiovascular side effects, little is known about the development of cerebrovascular diseases. We present a 46-year-old patient with stroke and global aphasia due to the combined use of sildenafil and alcohol. Patients may be reluctant to mention sildenafil use, and drugs like sildenafil should be considered as a contributing factor to stroke in cases of other wise unexplained etiology. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010;56:204-6.