Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

  • Robert A. Kloner

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aristotelis G. Anastasiadis, Dmitry Droggin, Martin Burchardt, Ridwan Shabsigh
    Pages 1-18
  3. Culley C. Carson
    Pages 19-37
  4. Harin Padma-Nathan
    Pages 65-88
  5. Jackie D. Corbin, Stephen R. Rannels, Sharron H. Francis
    Pages 117-130
  6. Ying Jie Chen, Jay H. Traverse, Robert J. Bache
    Pages 163-177
  7. Michael Sweeney, Richard L. Siegel
    Pages 207-237
  8. Robert F. DeBusk
    Pages 239-249
  9. Herman A. Taylor Jr.
    Pages 261-270
  10. Robert F. DeBusk
    Pages 279-288
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 289-300

About this book


It is now generally appreciated that heart disease and its attendant risk factors are a leading cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) and that ED is often an early warning sign of vascular disease. In Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction, senior physicians, cardiologists, urologists, psychologists, and pharmacologists critically review the relationship between heart disease and erectile dysfunction and explain for the practicing physician the effective new treatment options available for the cardiac patient with ED. The authors detail in concise language the latest thinking about the risk of sexually induced cardiac events, the efficacy and risks to cardiac patients of drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction, and the expert guidelines developed by prominent organizations on the optimal approach to sexual dysfunction in the cardiac patient. They also discuss the physiology of ED and how the currently available therapies (sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) may interact with the cardiac system, and the potential application of newer phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors to cardiovascular disease.
Comprehensive and pathbreaking, Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction not only clearly delineates for practicing physicians all aspects of the interaction between the vascular system and erectile dysfunction, but also establishes a sound medical basis for the management of cardiac patients suffering erectile disorders.


cardiovascular cardiovascular system coronary artery disease heart hemodynamics vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Kloner
    • 1
  1. 1.The Heart Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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