Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease: Focus on

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2014.48

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  • Roberto F.E. Pedretti | roberto.pedretti@fsm.it U.O. di Cardiologia Riabilitativa, I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico di Tradate, Tradate (VA), Italy.
  • Michele Gabriele Divisione di Cardiologia con UTIC ed Ambulatorio di Cardiologia Riabilitativa e Preventiva, Ospedale Vittorio Emanuele II, Castelvetrano (TP), Italy.
  • Sergio Masnaghetti U.O. di Cardiologia Riabilitativa, I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico di Tradate, Tradate (VA), Italy.
  • Pompilio Faggiano U.O. di Cardiologia Riabilitativa, I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico di Tradate, Tradate (VA), Italy.

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common clinical problem and its prevalence increases in frequency with age. ED is a risk marker for major cardiovascular events independently of other more common risk factors in men with and without known cardiovascular disease. On the basis of the “artery-size hypothesis†patients with cardiovascular disease often report ED before disease detection, in average 3 years. Thus, by an early identification of ED, the cardiologist is given a unique opportunity to better assess the cardiovascular risk of each patient. Although there is a general impression that ED has an important predictive role, its diagnosis in clinical practice is widely suboptimal owing to misconceptions from the side of the patient and a suboptimal management of the personal relationship from the side of the physician. This paper explores the critical connection between ED and cardiovascular disease and evaluates how this association may influence clinical practice.

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Published
2015-08-20
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Keywords:
erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, sexual counselling
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F.E. Pedretti, Roberto, Michele Gabriele, Sergio Masnaghetti, and Pompilio Faggiano. 2015. “Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease: Focus on”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 82 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2014.48.

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