What is the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Everett Stephens, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been linked as a potential early indicator of both CAD and PVD. [9] Whereas many factors can contribute to ED (including obesity, lifestyle, physical activity, diabetes, and psychiatric factors), the etiology of the vasculogenic cause of ED parallels the etiology of CAD and PVD.


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