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What is the Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease?
New Rochelle, NY, December 6, 2013—Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by the inability of the artery that supplies blood to the penis to expand and contract properly. The study of this mechanism has led to a new understanding of the important link between ED and the development of coronary artery disease, and to new strategies for prevention and treatment, as described in Journal of Men’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Journal of Men’s Health website.
In the article “Hypertension: The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Coronary Artery Disease,” Jacob Rajfer, MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, and Martin Miner, MD, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, propose that hypertension negatively affects the flow of blood to both the heart muscle and the erectile tissue of the penis. In both organs it appears to be caused by age-related cell death within the smooth muscle that lines the walls of the blood vessels.
“This article further substantiates the correlation between cardiac disease, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction and provides healthcare providers with an insight into discussing the status of erectile function,” says Ajay Nehra, MD, Editor-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Urology, Director, Men’s Health, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
About the Journal
Journal of Men’s Health is the premier peer-reviewed journal published quarterly in print and online that covers all aspects of men’s health across the lifespan. The Journal publishes cutting-edge advances in a wide range of diseases and conditions, including diagnostic procedures, therapeutic management strategies, and innovative clinical research in gender-based biology to ensure optimal patient care. The Journal addresses disparities in health and life expectancy between men and women; increased risk factors such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity; higher prevalence of diseases such as heart disease and cancer; and health care in underserved and minority populations. Journal of Men’s Health meets the critical imperative for improving the health of men around the globe and ensuring better patient outcomes. Tables of content and a sample issue can be viewed on the Journal of Men’s Health website.
About the Societies
Journal of Men’s Health is the official journal of the International Society of Men’s Health (ISMH), American Society for Men’s Health, Men’s Health Society of India, and Foundation for Men’s Health. The ISMH is an international, multidisciplinary, worldwide organization, dedicated to the rapidly growing field of gender-specific men’s health.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Women’s Health, Journal of Endourology, and Population Health Management. Journal of Women’s Health and the Academy of Women’s Health are co-presenters of Women’s Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress which will take place April 4-6, 2014 in Washington, DC and feature a plenary session by ISMH President Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh titled “The Other Half of Women’s Health.” A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.