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Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Coronary Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

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The current issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has two interesting studies in the relationship of Erectile Dysfunction and Coronary Heart Disease in men with Type 2 Diabetes.

Below is the abstract of the study.

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We examined the predictive power of erectile dysfunction (ED) on coronary heart disease (CHD) events in Chinese men with type 2 diabetes.

Subjects with diabetes are prone to develop cardiovascular complications. Erectile dysfunction is strongly associated with CHD in cross-sectional studies, but prospective data are lacking.

A consecutive cohort of men with no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease underwent comprehensive assessments for diabetic complications. Erectile dysfunction was defined according to the definition of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference 1992. Coronary heart disease events were censored with centralized territory-wide hospital databases in 2005.

Of 2,306 subjects (age: 54.2