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Erectile dysfunction in hypertension and cardiovascular disease [electronic resource] : a guide for clinicians / Margus Viigimaa, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Michael Doumas, editors.

Publication:
Cham : Springer, [2015]
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Book
1 online resource
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Subjects:
Impotence -- Etiology.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Complications.
Hypertension -- Complications.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This concise guide to the often overlooked association between erectile dysfunction and hypertension/cardiovascular disease covers a wide range of aspects of importance to the clinician. It examines the impact of antihypertensive drug therapy on erectile function and explains how the management of erectile dysfunction in hypertensive patients depends on a variety of factors. Different treatment approaches are described, including lifestyle modification, PDE-5 inhibitors and other novel agents, and behavioral therapy, and helpful therapeutic algorithms are presented. A further focus of the book is the potential role of erectile dysfunction as an early diagnostic indicator of asymptomatic coronary artery disease and a prognostic marker for cardiovascular events. In addition, key background information is supplied on epidemiology and pathophysiology, and the significance of erectile dysfunction in different patient groups, such as the elderly and those with chronic kidney disease, is examined. Erectile dysfunction is a major public health problem affecting more than ten percent of the general male population and is now considered to be predominantly of vascular origin. This book will be informative and of practical value for all practitioners responsible for caring for the very many patients who experience erectile dysfunction in the setting of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed November 19, 2014).
Contributor:
Viigimaa, Margus, editor.
Vlachopoulos, Charalambos, editor.
Doumas, Michael, editor.
ISBN:
9783319082721
3319082728
9783319082714
331908271X (print)
9783319082714 (print)
OCLC:
896116841
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-319-08272-1 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.