Abstract In order to gain more mechanistic insight into the regulation of corporal smooth muscle tone, we conducted electrophysiological studies on homogeneous explant cell cultures of human corpus cavernosum smooth muscle. Patch clamp analyses in the whole cell mode revealed a mean resting potential of -43 +/- 4.9 m V (n = 12 cells). Large […]
Abstract CONTEXT: The risk factors for cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction are similar. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of erectile dysfunction and subsequent cardiovascular disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Men aged 55 years or older who were randomized to the placebo group (n = 9457) in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial at 221 US centers […]
Erectile dysfunction and the cardiovascular patient: endothelial dysfunction is the common denominator.
Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition and studies predict that it will become even more common in the future. There is increasing evidence to suggest that it is predominantly a vascular disease and may even be a marker for occult cardiovascular disease. The common pathological process is at the level of the endothelium, […]