Erectile dysfunction correlates with left ventricular function and precedes cardiovascular events in cardiovascular high-risk patients.

@article{Baumhaekel2007ErectileDC,
  title={Erectile dysfunction correlates with left ventricular function and precedes cardiovascular events in cardiovascular high-risk patients.},
  author={Magnus Baumhaekel and Michael B{\"o}hm},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={361-6}
}
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is related to cardiovascular risk factors by an impairment of endothelial function. Therefore, symptoms of ED are probably to precede cardiovascular disease and events. Moreover, endothelial dysfunction is common in patients with decreased left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Hence, left ventricular dysfunction probably results in a decreased erectile function. A total of 192 cardiovascular high-risk patients from the EROSS Programme (Evaluation of Role of Sexual… CONTINUE READING