Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

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Another expert, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that "erectile dysfunction is observed more frequently in men with cardiovascular risk factors and those with established cardiovascular disease, and recent studies have suggested men with erectile dysfunction may be at increased risk for heart attack and stroke."

He added that "erectile dysfunction may be an important indicator of more advanced atherosclerotic vascular disease and endothelial dysfunction."

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For more information on erectile dysfunction, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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