Benefits of screening men with erectile dysfunction highlighted

3 March 2015

A new study has highlighted the benefits of screening men with erectile dysfunction for cardiovascular disease. The research, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that this could offer a cost-effective solution for preventing both cardiovascular disease and, over the longer term, erectile dysfunction.

According to the figures, if men with erectile dysfunction were screened for cardiovascular disease, 5.8 million men with previously undiagnosed heart-related risk factors would be identified over 20 years. This would save $21.3 billion, assuming there would be a 20 per cent decrease in cardiovascular events as a result of screening and treatment.

Lead author of the study Dr Alexander Pastuszak said the findings support the recommendations from the Princeton Consensus Conference, which encouraged men with erectile dysfunction to be examined for cardiovascular risk. 
"We can now highlight the economic benefits of this screening approach and its impact on the healthcare system," added Dr Pastuszak.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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