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Erectile dysfunction predicts cardiovascular risk in men

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 21 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2166
  1. Geoffrey I Hackett, consultant in urology (sexual medicine)1
  1. 1Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B75 7RR
  1. geoffhackett{at}

    I am a doctor of 30 years’ experience, and I am disturbed once again to see an article on cardiovascular risk that totally ignores the massive evidence base linking erectile dysfunction with cardiovascular risk.1 For years, I have seen patients referred with erectile dysfunction after a coronary event to hear that they developed erectile dysfunction two …

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