Saturday, August 7, 2010
E. D. May Precede Heart Attacks
Researchers in Malaysia have found that 76% of men hospitalized for a heart attack had erectile dysfunction, or E.D., six months prior to the heart attack. The researchers said that E.D. may precede heart attacks because penile arteries are considerably smaller than the coronary arteries. As plaque builds up, E.D. may warn of impending heart troubles. The lead researcher, Dr. Ramesh, says "this study demonstrates that we should consider patients with evidence of E.D. to be of very high risk for development of future acute coronary problems."