TITLE

Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease

AUTHOR(S)
Russell, Shane T.; Khandheria, Bijoy K.; Nehra, Ajay
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2004, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p782
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction (ED) are closely interrelated disease processes. Erectile dysfunction reportedly affects 10 million to 20 million men in the United States and more than 100 million men worldwide. Each year, about 500,000 persons in the United States survive a myocardial infarction, and an estimated 11 million have existing cardiovascular disease, making the issue of sexual function and cardiac disease relevant to many patients. We explore the relationship between ED and the presence of cardiovascular disease in the general population. We also review the prevalence and pathophysiological associations of ED and cardiovascular disease. The risks of sexual activity for patients with cardiovascular disease are discussed, as are prevention and treatment strategies for ED in this patient population.
ACCESSION #
13317196

 

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