Why do patients with heart failure suffer from erectile dysfunction? A critical review and suggestions on how to approach this problem

@article{Rastogi2005WhyDP,
  title={Why do patients with heart failure suffer from erectile dysfunction? A critical review and suggestions on how to approach this problem},
  author={Saurabh Rastogi and Jennifer J. Rodriguez and Vishal Kapur and Ernst Ruediger Schwarz},
  journal={International Journal of Impotence Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={S25-S36}
}
Chronic heart failure (HF) is an increasingly common cardiovascular disorder. The goal of health-care providers is to optimize quality of life in this population, including sexual health. Up to 75% of patients with HF report erectile dysfunction (ED). As HF is a condition with distinct physiologic sequelae, some unique organic and psychological factors contributing to ED in this patient population have been identified, along with risk factors common to the development of coronary artery disease… CONTINUE READING

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