Home > Journals > Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica > Past Issues > Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2015 March;67(1) > Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2015 March;67(1):11-8

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA

A Journal on Nephrology and Urology


Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,984


eTOC

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES  


Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2015 March;67(1):11-8

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Correlation between erectile function and cardiovascular risk factors by assessing arterial stiffness and myocardial perfusion imaging and carotid artery intima-media thickness

Al-Ali B. M. 1, Holz M. 2, Sadik P. 3, Oppeck C. 4, Schmidt K. 3, Oppeck G. 3, 4

1 Department of Urology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria; 2 Department of Urology, General Hospital of Krems, Krems, Austria; 3 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nuclear Medicine, General Hospital of Horn, Horn, Austria; 4 Karl Landsteiner Institute of Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Eggenburg, Austria


PDF  


AIM: Aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between erectile function and cardiovascular risk factors by assessing arterial stiffness and myocardial scintigraphy and carotid artery intima-media thickness.
METHODS: Fifty-nine consecutive asymptomatic men aged 30-86 years, were included. Myocardial scintigraphy, Doppler sonography of carotid artery and arterial stifness parameters were performed. Erectile function was evaluated with a validated erectile function index quesionnaire.
RESULTS: The control group included 18 subjects and the study group included 41 subjects with abnormal IIEF-5 scores. We compared both group‘s IIEF-5 scores there was significant correlation between IIEF-5 and cholesterol (P<0.05) and HbA1c (P<0.05). Moreover, there was a significant correlation in patients with abnormal IIEF-5 scores and pathologic myocardial perfusion imaging (P<0.05) and triglyceride (P<0.05). A two-factor ANOVA showed two significant interactions patients with abnormal cholesterol and abnormal pulse wave velocity, augmentation index had lower IIEF-5 scores; patients with abnormal triglyceride values, and abnormal Hb1Ac had lower IIEF-5 scores.
CONCLUSION: Eretile dysfunction (ED) prevalence is high in cardiologic patients referred for myocardial nuclear imaging. There is a significant relation between ED, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, and advanced age. Myocardial nuclear scan and arterial stiffness parameters could be used to stratify the cardiovascular risk factors in ED patients.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail

bader1971@gmx.at