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Can atrial fibrillation cause ed?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary disease also can cause ed.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
No, but…: Atrial fibrillation is frequently associated with other cardiovascular disease. In patients with cardiovascular disease, damage to the blood vessels is rarely limited to only a single vessel, or even a single organ. The artery supplying the penis is relatively small and relatively easily occluded, and so cardiovascular disease may unify these two problems.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: To achieve erection you have to have enough inflow to the penis and basal constrictors working to damp the outflow. Afib in some people can impair blood flow enough to interfere with inflow, especially in patients with atherosclerotic disease in the pelvic vessels.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can atrial fibrillation cause ed?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary disease also can cause ed.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What can cause atrial fibrillation?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
There are many: Causes for atrial fibrillation. An easy one to evaluate for is an over active thyroid by checking a tsh. Other causes are anything that causes structural damage to the heart. High blood pressure, heart attacks, abnormal heart valves, heart defects you're born with (congenital), metabolic imbalance, exposure to stimulants, emphysema or other lung diseases, previous heart surgery, sleep apnea...
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can atrial fibrillation affect ed?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
No, but the meds can: Atrial fib should not affect erectile dysfunction in any direct way. However, two classes of medications commonly used to control heart rate in atrial fib (beta blockers and calcium channel blockers) can cause ed, or more commonly worsen ED symptoms that already exist.

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