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Erectile dysfunction after myocardial infarction--myth or a real problem?
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PMID:  17598399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem whose relation to cardiovascular diseases has scientifically been proved, but it has not been studied sufficiently in patients recovering from myocardial infarction. The objective of this study was to establish the frequency of erectile dysfunction in patients recovering from myocardial infarction. We examined 89 patients (aged 30 to 75 years) included in the program of cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction. The results were compared with 91 healthy examinees of the same age. Even 82% of the patients who recovered from myocardial infarction have problems with erectile dysfunction, compared to 42.9% of healthy examinees. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction increases with the age in both groups. In the group of patients recovering from myocardial infarction aged 30 do 39 years, the erectile dysfunction decreased after 6 months, while in other age subgroups and between controls, there were no significant changes in erectile dysfunction prevalence during the analysed time period. We concluded that erectile dysfunction is a significant problem in patients recovering from myocardial infarction. It should be recognized on time in order to provide a better life quality for the patient with a multidisciplinary approach.
Alen Ruzić; Viktor Persić; Bojan Miletić; Aleksandar Vcev; Jure Mirat; Ivan Soldo; Tanja Batinac; Tanja Kovac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-29     Completed Date:  2007-07-20     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Thalassotherapia, Opatija, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Erectile Dysfunction / epidemiology*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  psychology

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