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Is erectile dysfunction an early precursor of silent coronary artery disease?: Review Article


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Author Details : NS Neki, Neeraj Joshi, Gagandeep Singh Shergill, Rubal Sharma, Gagandeep Singh, Gaurav Joshi

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 12-17


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Abstract

Erectile dysfunction is defined as insufficiency in initiating, achieving and maintaining of penile erection necessary for satisfactory sexual intercourse. Its prevalence increases as the age progresses, but it is underestimated in routine clinical practice. An attempt is made to review the literature showing erectile dysfunction as silent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis).

Keywords:
Erectile dysfunction, coronary artery disease

How to cite : Neki N, Joshi N, Shergill G S, Sharma R, Singh G, Joshi G, Is erectile dysfunction an early precursor of silent coronary artery disease?: Review Article. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2017;4(1):12-17

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