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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 892091, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/892091
Research Article

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction

1Department of Urology, Bozok University, School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Bozok University, School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bozok University, School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
4Department of Internal Medicine, Bozok University, School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey

Received 28 August 2013; Accepted 6 November 2013; Published 22 January 2014

Academic Editors: J. R. Correa-Pérez and R. L. Davis

Copyright © 2014 Serhat Tanik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. There is an increasing interest in the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular risk factor. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with insulin resistance, increased cardiometabolic risk, and coronary artery disease. Our aim was to investigate relationships between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) as a cardiometabolic risk factor and erectile dysfunction. Method. We selected 30 erectile dysfunction patients without comorbidities and 30 healthy individuals. IIEF-5 score was applied to all patients, and IIEF-5 score below 22 was considered as erectile dysfunction. EFT was measured by echocardiography. Results. Body mass index (BMI) was higher in ED patients than those without ED (  kg/m2 versus  kg/m2, , resp.). Waist circumstance (WC) was higher in ED patients than those without ED ( versus , , resp.). EFT was higher in ED patients compared to non-ED patients (  cm versus  cm, , resp.). There was positive correlation among BMI, WC, and EFT. There was negative correlation between EFT and IIEF-5 score ( , ). Conclusion. EAT, BMI, and WC as cardiometabolic risk factors were higher in erectile dysfunction patients.