Effect of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Libido and Erectile Dysfunction

VURAL A., Agacdiken A., Celikyurt U., Culha M., KAHRAMAN G., Kozdag G., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.34, no.7, pp.437-441, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.20918
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-441
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Chronic heart failure (HF) is a common, complex clinical syndrome characterized by dyspnea, fatigue and exercise intolerance. HF patients experience decreased libido and erectile dysfunction (ED). The effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on libido and erectile function have not been previously evaluated. We aimed to investigate the effects of CRT on libido and ED.