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The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in heart failure patients by race and ethnicity.
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PMID:  18701919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in male patients with heart failure (HF). However, no study was found that estimates the prevalence of ED by US ethnic groups with HF. We conducted an observational, cross-sectional study of patients enrolled in a HF disease management program in two sites Louisiana (N=329; 178 white, 99 black) and Florida (N=52; Hispanic). All male patients with an ejection fraction <or=40% were included. The Sexual Health Inventory for Men was used to estimate the prevalence of ED. Overall prevalence of ED was 89% and ED severity did not vary by race/ethnic group. Race/ethnic group differences were found for age, New York Heart Association functional classification, and blood pressure. Hispanic patients had the lowest unadjusted and adjusted prevalence rate of ED (81, 85%) compared to Black (90, 95%) and White (91, 92%) patients. There is a high prevalence of ED in Hispanic, Black and White ethnic groups with HF.
K Herbert; B Lopez; J Castellano; A Palacio; L Tamari; L M Arcemen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of impotence research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1476-5489     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Impot. Res.     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007383     Medline TA:  Int J Impot Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Continental Population Groups
Erectile Dysfunction / complications,  epidemiology*,  ethnology*
Heart Failure / complications*,  epidemiology*,  ethnology
Middle Aged

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