Snippet from the interview:
“Erectile dysfunction is something that we haven’t talked about much in the cardiology office, but we are finding that it is a harbinger of coronary artery diseases. For instance, if you are a 70-year-old man with erectile dysfunction, your risk for coronary disease is increased one to 1.4 times, but if you are a 40-year-old man with erectile dysfunction your risk for coronary disease is 40 to 50 times higher.”
Read the rest — Erectile Dysfunction: Harbinger of Heart Disease?
The above quote comes from a Q&A with Dr Stephen Kopecky (professor of medicine and consultant in preventive cardiology at Mayo Clinic), so I wanted to highlight it here.
I am a strong believer that early identification of coronary artery disease can save your life, so if you are under 50 years old and have ED, then you should see a cardiologist.