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Erectile dysfunction: It’s worse than you think

Key clinical point: Erectile dysfunction may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Major finding: Erectile dysfunction was associated with a 40% increase in risk of mortality.

Study details: A retrospective analysis (n = 1,913) of data from the European Male Ageing Study.

Disclosures: The study received support from the European Union. Dr. Antonio has no relevant financial disclosures. Dr. Blaha has received grants from Amgen, and is on advisory boards for Amgen and other pharmaceutical firms.


Antonio L et al. ENDO 2020, Abstract OR02-06.