Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Shane T Russell and Bijoy K Khandheria and Ajay X Nehra},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={79 6},
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… CONTINUE READING

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