Erectile dysfunction as an early predictor of ischemic heart disease

Authors: Khotsanyan Ch.V., Golukhova E.Z.

Company: A.N. Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Rublevskoe shosse, 135, Moscow, 121552, Russian Federation

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For citation: Ch.V. Khotsanyan, E.Z. Golukhova; Erectile dysfunction as an early predictor of ischemic heart disease; Kreativnaya Kardiologiya. 2016; 10 (1): 37-53 (in Russian)

Keywords: erectile dysfunction endothelial dysfunction ischemic heart disease prognosis ischemic heart disease predictors

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Erectile dysfunction is defined as inability of a male to achieve and maintain an erection to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. This problem has a wide prevalence in the general population, being an important source of discomfort in the daily life of men, although often overlooked in clinical practice. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical course of the disease and the prognostic value of erectile dysfunction in the development and progression of atherosclerosis.


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Chief Editor

Leo A. Bockeria, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Bakoulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery