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Determining the Prognostic Implications of Erectile Dysfunction for Future Cardiovascular Disease with Noninvasive Testing

Determining the Prognostic Implications of Erectile Dysfunction for Future Cardiovascular Disease... Available data make a strong argument for the role of erectile dysfunction (ED) as an early marker of cardiovascular disease. Patients with coronary artery disease very often have ED, and, importantly, patients presenting with ED as their initial condition have an increased prevalence of silent coronary artery disease. Most importantly, ED is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events. Therefore, assessment and management of ED may play an important role in identifying and reducing the risk for cardiovascular events. Cardiovascular risk assessment using conventional risk factor algorithms is important for initial risk stratification. Risk is further evaluated via determination of presence or absence of additional cardiovascular risk factors and exercise stress testing. Additionally, a growing body of evidence supports the use of a number of easily measured vascular or circulating biomarkers to further characterize risk for cardiovascular events in men with ED, but few have been evaluated in this population. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

Determining the Prognostic Implications of Erectile Dysfunction for Future Cardiovascular Disease with Noninvasive Testing

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology/Andrology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-014-0020-z
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Abstract

Available data make a strong argument for the role of erectile dysfunction (ED) as an early marker of cardiovascular disease. Patients with coronary artery disease very often have ED, and, importantly, patients presenting with ED as their initial condition have an increased prevalence of silent coronary artery disease. Most importantly, ED is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events. Therefore, assessment and management of ED may play an important role in identifying and reducing the risk for cardiovascular events. Cardiovascular risk assessment using conventional risk factor algorithms is important for initial risk stratification. Risk is further evaluated via determination of presence or absence of additional cardiovascular risk factors and exercise stress testing. Additionally, a growing body of evidence supports the use of a number of easily measured vascular or circulating biomarkers to further characterize risk for cardiovascular events in men with ED, but few have been evaluated in this population.

Journal

Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 16, 2014

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