Médecine de la Reproduction


Erectile dysfunctions, a marker for cardiovascular disease Volume 13, supplement 1, Décembre 2011


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Hôpital E. Herriot, Centre lyonnais d’urologie Bellecour, - 6 HE Heiner 69437 Lyon Cedex, France - 29, place Bellecour 69002 Lyon, France

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a symptom concerning 150 millon men throughout the world, with a projection of more than 300 million men for 2025. In subjects suffering from ED, cardiovascular risk is also a factor. ED and cardiovascular diseases having common risk factors, ED could be a used as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease. Thus, ED could be an early warning of a cardiovascular disease and also an opportunity for clinicians to take action on men's health before the appearance of cardiovascular symptoms.