Screening ED Patients for Heart Disease Could Save Big Bucks

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to cardiovascular disease. Both problems often stem from blood vessel disease. A study led by Alexander Pastuszak from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas predicted a 20-year savings of nearly $30 billion from screening men with ED for heart disease. Forty-four percent of men with heart disease don’t realize they have a problem. Screening men with ED for heart disease could prevent 1.1 million heart attacks over 20 years. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12: 975-984, 2015)

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