Document Detail

Assessment of the relationship between coronary artery ectasia and erectile function score.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21525880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relation between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been studied so far. Hence, we decided to investigate the erectile function score in patients with CAE. We investigated the international index of erectile function (IIEF)-5 score in 34 men with CAE, 38 men with coronary artery disease (CAD), and 30 male controls with normal coronary arteries whose mean ages were 53.2 ± 5.6, 51.4 ± 7.8, and 49.6 ± 8.6 years, respectively. Erectile function was evaluated by the five-item version of the IIEF-5. Each question is scored from 0 to 5. CAE was defined as being without any stenotic lesions with a visual assessment of the coronary arteries showing a luminal dilatation 1.5-fold or more of the adjacent normal coronary segments. IIEF-5 scores in CAE group were found statistically significantly lower than the control group (P<0.001). There were no statistically significant differences in IIEF-5 scores between CAE and CAD groups (P=0.13). We have shown for the first time that patients with CAE have lower IIEF-5 scores compared with controls with normal coronary angiograms. Many studies reported that endothelial dysfunction in patients with CAE was more dominant than those with CAD. This study suggests that ED and CAE may be different manifestations of a common underlying vascular pathology and vasculogenic ED is frequently seen in CAE at least as much as in CAD.
A B Akcay; M Inci; P Bilen; A Acele; N Sen; F Yalcin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of impotence research     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1476-5489     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Impot. Res.     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-17     Completed Date:  2011-10-06     Revised Date:  2011-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007383     Medline TA:  Int J Impot Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Serinyol, Antakya, Turkey.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / complications*,  pathology
Dilatation, Pathologic / complications*
Erectile Dysfunction / complications*
Impotence, Vasculogenic / complications
Middle Aged
Penile Erection
Severity of Illness Index

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Pleiotropy of type 2 diabetes with obesity.
Next Document:  Blueberry muffin rash, hyperbilirubinemia, and hypoglycemia: A case of hemolytic disease of the fetu...