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Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors improve endothelial function and may benefit cardiovascular conditions.
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PMID:  23410557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors on vasodilation mediated via nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate are well described. Less is known about other mechanisms through which phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors benefit endothelial function, including normalization of serum biomarkers, increased levels of endothelial progenitor cells, ischemia-reperfusion protection mechanisms, and other actions specific to patients with diabetes. These various mechanisms are reviewed. Their impact on several cardiovascular diseases, including erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, high-altitude pulmonary edema, Raynaud's phenomenon, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis, is presented.
Bryan G Schwartz; Graham Jackson; Vera J Stecher; Deborah M Campoli-Richards; Robert A Kloner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  126     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Heart Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.
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