Assessment of the relationship between coronary artery ectasia and erectile function score

A. B. Akcay, M. Inci, P. Bilen, A. Acele, N. Sen, F. Yalcin

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The relation between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been studied so far. Hence, we decided to investigate the erectile function score in patients with CAE. We investigated the international index of erectile function (IIEF)-5 score in 34 men with CAE, 38 men with coronary artery disease (CAD), and 30 male controls with normal coronary arteries whose mean ages were 53.2±5.6, 51.4±7.8, and 49.6±8.6 years, respectively. Erectile function was evaluated by the five-item version of the IIEF-5. Each question is scored from 0 to 5. CAE was defined as being without any stenotic lesions with a visual assessment of the coronary arteries showing a luminal dilatation 1.5-fold or more of the adjacent normal coronary segments. IIEF-5 scores in CAE group were found statistically significantly lower than the control group (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of impotence research : official journal of the International Society for Impotence Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • coronary artery ectasia
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • erectile dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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