Researchers say that impotence may double heart attack risk

March 17th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers found a crucial link with impotence and heart disease. They reported that men who are impotent, and are also suffering from heart disease are twice as likely to die sooner than other male heart patients, who are not impotent. The researchers also said that men who had both the conditions of heart disease and impotency were twice as likely to die from any cause, and they were also twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, than other men.
The medical researchers also said that generally drugs like Pfizer’s Viagra and Eli Lilly’s Cialis are used for treating impotency, but these drugs are dangerous as they could conceal the symptoms of heart disease. So the person, who is getting treated for impotency, could even remain unaware that he has some heart problem too. So the researchers have advised the men who are suffering from impotency, to also get themselves thoroughly checked by a cardiologist, in order to rule out heart disease.
“Erectile dysfunction is something that regularly should be addressed in the medical history of patients; it might be a symptom of early atherosclerosis,” according to Dr. Michael Bohm of the University of Saarland in Germany. He had guided the researchers in this path-breaking study.

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