Coexistence of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction and peripheral artery disease

J Vasc Nurs. 2020 Sep;38(3):160-162. doi: 10.1016/j.jvn.2020.07.005. Epub 2020 Aug 15.


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem experienced by men. The incidence increases with age and causes significant negative impacts on self-esteem, intimate relationships, mental health, and may be a powerful prognostic indicator for underlying vascular disease. The purpose of this clinical column is to provide an overview of the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of vasculogenic ED in a patient with peripheral artery disease. There is very little research focused on the coexistence of these two disease conditions.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Erectile Dysfunction* / epidemiology
  • Erectile Dysfunction* / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / complications*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires