Acute, symptomatic atrial fibrillation after sildenafil citrate therapy in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Am J Med Sci. 2000 Jul;320(1):69-71. doi: 10.1097/00000441-200007000-00011.


This case report describes a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who developed symptomatic atrial fibrillation on two occasions after ingesting sildenafil citrate (Viagra). Sildenafil citrate should be withheld or used with extreme caution in persons with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation / chemically induced*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Piperazines / adverse effects*
  • Purines
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Sulfones


  • Piperazines
  • Purines
  • Sulfones
  • Sildenafil Citrate