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The Intimate Link Between Impotence And Heart Disease

Guys, pardon the frankness, but a couple of failures in the bedroom on your end could actually be a lifesaver if you put aside the enormous male ego and take action.

Erectile dysfunction — the inability to get and keep an erection suitable for sex — can be an early warning sign of heart disease.

"Something like erectile dysfunction is a great avenue to get men into the clinic to see their primary care doctor so they can get screened for cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Bernard Ashby, a Mount Sinai Medical Center cardiologist.

"A lot of time men don't come in," he said. "They don't appreciate the implications of a poor lifestyle and...

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