Dr. Prasad Potdukhe, Dr. Pranay Gandhi


There has been an association between erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease and hence this study was to find out if ED could predict the presence of LM/3VD in ACS patients.

Materials and methods:

A total of 100 male patients with ACS in the department of general medicine from 1st January 2017 to 31st march 2017 were included in the study. Clinical assessment, estimation of international index of erectile function (IIEF) score, and coronary angiography were performed in all patients.


Out of the total 100 male patients patients with IIEF score <17 had significantly higher prevalence of LM CAD (6.2% versus 21.4%, p = 0.01), 3VD (18% versus 42.5%, p = 0.01) and LM/3VD (20.2% versus 59.3%, p = 0.001). The independent predictors of LM/3VD in order of significance were: age, heart rate, IIEF <17, Killip class >1, and ST-depression or ST-elevation in lead aVR ≥1 mV.


The presence of moderate or severe ED in men with ACS is associated with more incidence of LM/3VD. IIEF score <17 was an independent predictor of LM/3VD.




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