Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Your Heart

Men with ED are twice as likely to have heart disease than men without ED.  Men with ED who are less than 40 years of age are seven times more likely to have heart disease than men the same age without ED.

A study reported that there is a window of 2-5 years between the onset of ED and a significant cardiac event like a heart attack.

Bottom Line:  If you have ED, you may have asymptomatic heart disease, which needs to be diagnosed and treated in order to prevent a heart attack.

Source Journal of the American College of Cardiologists, Volume 51, 2008.

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