Banks, Emily; Joshy, Grace; Abhayaratna, Walter; Kritharides, Leonard; Macdonald, Peter S.; Korda, Rosemary J.; Chalmers, John P.
BACKGROUND Erectile dysfunction is an emerging risk marker for future cardiovascular disease (CVD) events; however, evidence on dose response and specific CVD outcomes is limited. This study investigates the relationship between severity of erectile dysfunction and specific CVD outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted a prospective population-based Australian study (the 45 and Up Study) linking questionnaire data from 2006-2009 with hospitalisation and death data to 30 June and 31 Dec 2010...[Show more]
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