Men with heart disease don’t know risks for erectile dysfunction

A plastinated human heart is on display at the European Society of Cardiology meeting venue in AmsterdamBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Few men with heart disease know the condition is a leading cause of erectile dysfunction or understand all of the things they can do to make sexual difficulties less likely, a Polish study suggests. Researchers focused on men with ischemic heart disease, or hardening of the arteries, which restricts blood flow to the heart and – in cases of erectile dysfunction – also reduces circulation in the penis. This type of heart disease is linked to most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men over 60.

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