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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients: The Need for Good Patient Management

Authors Hernández-Cerda J, Bertomeu-González V, Zuazola P, Cordero A

Received 2 March 2020

Accepted for publication 26 May 2020

Published 12 June 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 231—239


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Takashi Kajiya

Jorge Hernández-Cerda,1,2 Vicente Bertomeu-González,1– 3 Pilar Zuazola,1 Alberto Cordero1– 3

1Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, Spain; 2Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain; 3Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares (CIBERCV), Madrid, Spain

Correspondence: Alberto Cordero
Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, San Juan de Alicante 03550, Alicante, Spain
Email [email protected]

Abstract: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as a man’s consistent or recurrent inability to attain and/or maintain penile erection enough for successful vaginal intercourse. ED affects a large part of the population, increasing its incidence with age and comorbidities. It is estimated by the year 2025, 322 million men will suffer from ED. Incidence of ED has been related not only to chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, psychiatric diseases or urinary tract diseases, but also to hypertension and especially to antihypertensive treatments. This review summarizes current knowledge about the management of ED in hypertensive men and its role as cardiovascular disease predictor.

Keywords: erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, antihypertensive agents

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