Erectile dysfunction can improve the effectiveness of the current guidelines for the screening for asymptomatic coronary artery disease in diabetes

@article{Gazzaruso2011ErectileDC,
  title={Erectile dysfunction can improve the effectiveness of the current guidelines for the screening for asymptomatic coronary artery disease in diabetes},
  author={Carmine Gazzaruso and Adriana Coppola and Tiziana Montalcini and Cinzia Valenti and Adriana Garzaniti and Gabriele Pelissero and Fabrizio Salvucci and Pietro Gallotti and Arturo Pujia and Colomba Falcone and Sebastiano Bruno Solerte and Andrea Giustina},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={273-279}
}
About 40% of diabetic patients with asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) are missed on the basis of the current screening guidelines. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a powerful marker of asymptomatic CAD. Aim of the study is to evaluate whether ED can improve the effectiveness of the current guidelines for the screening of CAD in diabetes. From among 299 consecutive men with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes without any apparent vascular complication, 293 (mean age 56.6 ± 5.9 years) were… CONTINUE READING
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