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ea0037oc4.3 | Diabetes | ECE2015

Chronic, long-term administration of Vardenafil improves endothelial function and corrects hypogonadism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A longitudinal, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, clinical trial

Santi Daniele , Guidi Alessandro , Granata Antonio , Pignatti Elisa , Bozic Roberto , Zaza Stefano , Roli Laura , Trenti Tommaso , Carani Cesare , Simoni Manuela

Background: Endothelial dysfunction leads to cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), through a reduction of nitric oxide (NO)-mediated relaxation. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have hemodynamic effects, improving NO levels.Aim: To investigate if long term, chronic treatment with the PDE5i Vardenafil improves systemic endothelial function in men with T2DM.Methods: A longitudinal, prospective, invest...