The association between cardiac resynchronization therapy response and sexual activity in patients with heart failure


Kuyumcu M., Alagöz M., Yayla Ç., Ünal S., Özbay M., Acar B. , ...More

HELLENIC JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.61, no.1, pp.34-39, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hjc.2018.08.005
  • Title of Journal : HELLENIC JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-39

Abstract

Background: Sexual activity is an important indicator of quality of life and is significantly impaired in patients with heart failure (HF). Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has positive effects on cardiac dysfunction and endothelial dysfunction that lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). We aimed to evaluate whether CRT may improve sexual activity in patients with HF.