Does erectile dysfunction improve the assessment of cardiovascular risk?

Ana Flávia A. Querichelli, Mateus H. S. Faria, Selma R. O. Raimundo, Fernando N. Fácio Jr, Luís Cesar F. Spessoto

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to obtain or maintain sufficient penile rigidity for sexual satisfaction (1), which can create a psychological strain and become a distressing condition for men (2). It is estimated that ED affects 150 million men in the world and approximately 30 million in the United States alone (1).