- Print ISBN 9780124200463
- Electronic ISBN 9780124200418
Erectile Dysfunction as a Cardiovascular Impairment organizes and summarizes the many aspects of biology and metabolism in cardiovascular and sexual function. Coverage includes how blood vessels are discovered to work, their role in hypertension, atherosclerosis, type-2 diabetes, oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome, and erectile dysfunction.
Researchers and clinicians working in cardiology.
Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Erectile Dysfunction—as Presently Defined
1.2 The Aim and Scope of this Monograph
1.3 The Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction
1.4 It is more complicated than the Standard American Diet
1.5 The Standard American Diet
1.6 An Important Note to the Reader
1.7 What Impairs Sexual Vitality?
1.8 Sexual Arousal and “Performance”
1.9 Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease
1.10 Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease
1.11 “Hypertension is Associated with Severe Erectile Dysfunction”
1.12 Erectile Dysfunction is Linked to Elevated Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease Risk
1.13 It’s also about Quality of Life
1.14 Declining Sexual Desire vs. Declining Performance
1.15 Diurnal Variation
1.16 The Acetylcholine/Nitric Oxide/Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate Pathway
1.17 A Footnote to History
1.18 The Endothelium—the First Vascular Control Signal System
1.19 Vessels of the Vessels—Vasa Vasorum
1.20 Vasa Vasorum Depends Exclusively on Endothelium-Derived Vasorelaxation
1.21 The Penis
1.22 The Pathway to Penile Erection
1.23 Phosphodiesterase Type-5—Friend or Foe?
1.24 Cardiovascular Dysfunction and Sexual Dysfunction in Aging
1.25 Note on Terminology
Chapter 2. Measuring and Evaluating Function, Impairment, and Change with Intervention
2.2 When Do We Know that We “Know” in Biological Science?
2.3 The Clinical Trial (or Clinical Study)
2.4 Note on Form of Citation
2.5 Note on Validity of Research Reports
2.6 Statistics Simplified