Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease

Menezes, Arthur, Artham, Surya, Lavie, Carl J., Milani, Richard V. and O'Keefe, James (2011) Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Postgraduate Medicine, 123 3: 7-16. doi:10.3810/pgm.2011.05.2279

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Author Menezes, Arthur
Artham, Surya
Lavie, Carl J.
Milani, Richard V.
O'Keefe, James
Title Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease
Journal name Postgraduate Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-5481
1941-9260
Publication date 2011-05
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3810/pgm.2011.05.2279
Volume 123
Issue 3
Start page 7
End page 16
Total pages 10
Place of publication Berwyn, PA, United States
Publisher JTE Multimedia
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are 2 closely intertwined disease processes. Over the past 2 decades, there have been many studies that have linked both conditions and established ED as a risk factor for CVD. In the United States and worldwide, a large population of adult men has ED and/or CVD. Worldwide, approximately 140 million men have ED, and the number is expected to double in the next 15 years. Because ED and CVD share many of the same risk factors, the relationship between CVD and ED is a very valid concern. Our goal is to examine the association and pathophysiological relationship between ED and CVD. We will also review common risk factors, current treatments, and management of the 2 conditions. Finally, we will discuss the risks of sexual activity in patients who have CVD.
Keyword Cardiovascular disease
Erectile dysfunction
Hypertension
Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ

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