AB231. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction among aged men in Southern China
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AB231. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction among aged men in Southern China

Weixin Yan1, Hengjun Xiao1, Jun Chen1, Bin Zhang1, Xin Gao1, Cheng Hu1, Xiaoyong Pu2, Dong Li2

1Department of Urology, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China; 2Department of Urology, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangzhou 510080, China


Objective: To investigate the relationship between ED and CVD.

Methods: A total of 103 male patients aged 40–70 years old (mean age 58.3 years) with ED in Southern China were recruited. ED was assessed by International Index of Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) score. The presences of risk factors for CVD were evaluated by lifestyle questionnaires in those men.

Results: CVD increased according to severity of ED, adjusted for age, smoking, total cholesterol level, hypertension, and body mass index (P<0.01, by analysis of covariance). Of those patients with CVD in coronary heart disease, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, IIEF-5 scores were reported by 10.9±4.1, 15.2±3.9, and 18.3±3.6, respectively. Low IIEF score (<12) showed a significant increased risk of CVD compared with mild ED (P<0.001). The prevalences of CVD in mild, moderate and severe ED were reported by 5.3% (3/57), 26.5% (9/34), and 41.7% (5/12), respectively. Risk factors for CVD are significantly associated with ED (P<0.01).

Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that men with ED, especially those patients presenting with moderate-to-severe ED should be identify men at higher risk for CVD events. These findings suggest that ED usually precedes CVD onset, and it might be considered an early marker of symptomatic CVD.

Keywords: Erectile function; cardiovascular disease; endothelial dysfunction


doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s231


Cite this abstract as: Yan W, Xiao H, Chen J, Zhang B, Gao X, Hu C, Pu X, Li D. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction among aged men in Southern China. Transl Androl Urol 2016;5(Suppl 1):AB231. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s231

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