Our practice of medicine will benefit by continuing to focus on as well as advance our understanding of the relationship between ED, endothelial dysfunction, and CVD. Furthermore, the urological community has a responsibility to consider the increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in our ED patients more seriously and together with our medical colleagues need to further refine the clinical algorithms for the screening of the ED patient for latent CVD.


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An associate clinical professor of urology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., Dr. Honig practices at the Urology Center in New Haven, Conn. and is a member of the Renal & Urology News editorial advisory board. Dr. Bar-Chama is an associate professor in both the Department of Urology and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.



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