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Overview

Senior physicians, cardiologists, urologists, psychologists, and pharmacologists critically review the relation between heart disease and erectile dysfunction (ED) and explain for the practicing physician the effective new treatment options available for the cardiac patient with ED. The authors detail in concise language the latest thinking about the risk of sexually induced cardiac events, the efficacy and risks to cardiac patients of drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction, and the expert guidelines developed by prominent organizations on the optimal approach to sexual dysfunction in the cardiac patient. They also discuss the physiology of ED and the currently available therapies (sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) may interact with the cardiac system, and the potential application of newer agents like phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors to cardiovascular disease.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Allen D. Seftel, MD (Case Western Reserve University)
Description: This well rounded book looks at a new and exciting area of sexual medicine as it relates to the heart and to heart disease. The 18 chapters cover a breadth of sexual medicine and heart disease issues.
Purpose: This book is intended to review the topic of erectile dysfunction from a cardiac standpoint. This is a very important area that is both timely and under-served. The book has exceeded the authors' objectives.
Audience: Although not explicitly stated, this book appears to be written for the practicing clinician. Urologists, cardiologists, and primary care specialists are the main audience for this book. The authors are all highly qualified, well respected authorities in their specific areas.
Features: The topics covered in this book are germane to sexual medicine and cardiovascular disease. There are specific chapters on sildenanfil and its mechanism of action, the importance of phosphodiesterase inhibition to the cardiovascular tree, sexual activity and cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiovascular effects of the phosphodiesterase inhibitors. The book is heavy on text. Additional tables, graphs and figures would be welcome.
Assessment: This is the first book of its kind. Dr Kloner and colleagues deserve credit for bringing this important topic to the forefront.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588292162
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Physiology of Erection and Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Aristotelis G. Anastasiadis, Dmitry Droggin, Martin Burchardt, and Ridwan Shabsigh

Erectile Dysfunction: The Scope of the Problem
Culley C. Carson

Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Robert A. Kloner

Psychologic Aspects of Erectile Dysfunction in Heart Patients
Raymond C. Rosen

Management of Erectile Dysfunction: An Overview
Harin Padma-Nathan

Sildenafil Citrate and the Nitric Oxide/Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate Signaling Pathway
Ian H. Osterloh and Stephen C. Phillips

Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibition: Importance to the Cardiovascular System
Jackie D. Corbin, Stephen R. Rannels, and Sharron H. Francis

The Hemodynamics of Phosphodiesterase-PDE5 Inhibitors
Graham Jackson

Cardiovascular Safety of Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors
Robert A. Kloner

Effect of Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibition on Coronary Blood Flow in Experimental Animals
YingJie Chen, Jay H. Traverse, and Robert J. Bache

Safety and Hemodynamic Effects of Sildenafil in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Sameer Rohatgi and Howard C. Herrmann

Cardiovascular Effects of Nonphosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor Erectile Dysfunction Therapies
Harin Padma-Nathan

Potential Cardiac Applications of Phosphodiesterase Type-5 Inhibition
Michael Sweeney and Richard L. Siegel

The Physiologic Cost of Sexual Activity
Robert F. DeBusk

Sexual Activity As a Trigger of Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia: Implications for Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Robert A. Kloner

Sex After Cardiac Events and Procedures: Counseling From the Cardiovascular Specialist's Perspective
Herman A. Taylor, Jr.

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines on the Use of Sildenafil in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
Adolph M. Hutter, Jr.

Risk of Heart Attack After Sexual Activity: The Princeton Guidelines and Their Rationale
Robert F. DeBusk

Index

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