Alexios Samentzas

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BACKGROUND Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a selective endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, is elevated in many conditions associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and renal failure; it is also increased in men with coronary artery disease and ED. The dynamic penile colour Doppler ultrasound is(More)
Although vardenafil is widely prescribed for erectile dysfunction (ED), its effect on arterial function is not defined. Aortic stiffness, aortic pressures, and wave reflections are predictors of cardiovascular risk. The investigators assessed the hypothesis that vardenafil acutely improves aortic stiffness, aortic pressures, and wave reflections in ED(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise stress testing (EST) is crucial to determine cardiovascular (CV) risk in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Low exercise workload, a slower rate of recovery following exercise, and an impaired capacity to increase heart rate (HR) during exercise testing (chronotropic incompetence) are independent predictors of adverse CV outcomes. Aim(More)
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